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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-25-2012, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
 
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My first guitar build is done!!!! HNGD!!!

So a few weeks ago, I decided to put together a guitar from scratch(sort of)... I started off with an unfinished body from Perle Guitars



over a few days, I applied the stain... about 3 layers of stain and 6 coats of clear coat... i sanded down in between each layer




I ordered the neck off of ebay and the rest of the pieces from Stew Mac. I went to a friend's house to help with the electronics and then my guitar tech to put the finishing touches. I got her back today...





I based the guitar off of an Ibanez 540PII(aka Alex Skolnick's sig model).

She's awesome!!!!
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Very nice man!!! well done, you obviously had a good vision of what you wanted before you started!!

How about some details?? Is that a WizII neck (one of my fav's). What kind of body wood? It looks like it could be either Basswood or Poplar. Which bridge did you choose? Pickups??
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Nice job!
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Very nice man!!! well done, you obviously had a good vision of what you wanted before you started!!

How about some details?? Is that a WizII neck (one of my fav's). What kind of body wood? It looks like it could be either Basswood or Poplar. Which bridge did you choose? Pickups??
sure... it is a wiz ii neck... i've been reading mixed reviews on them, but i like it... not bad at all.

the wood is made of poplar. the guitar has a gotoh bridge and duncan jb and jazz pickups.

she screams!!!
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Very nice! Looks fantastic. Really wanting a 540P II style guitar.
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Nice build!! This style is starting to grow on me.
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How is the upper fret access? I put a 24 fret neck on mine but it seems built for 22 frets.
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Gorgeous!
I like the natural look--good job!



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The natural finish looks very classy, and goes well with the bound neck. Very nice!
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Can't.....stop........looking........at........thi s!



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That is a great guitar. I like the addition of Duncans and they are every bit as good as DiMarzios and I wish Ibanez would use them, too.
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That is a great guitar. I like the addition of Duncans and they are every bit as good as DiMarzios and I wish Ibanez would use them, too.
Ibanez has used Duncans in a few models.
There was a J Custom that had them.
The RG2610 came stock with a Full Shred, too.



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The RG2610 came stock with a Full Shred, too.
That's a great looking one!
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tone knobs are over rated! great build bro. 1st natural ive seen in this style body.
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If Hendrix had lived and used an RG, it would be a mirror image of your guitar. There is nothing quite as cool as six on a side tuners on the bottom. What would be cool is to have a reverse/mirror image Ibanez logo similar to this Fender logo:

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