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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-22-2008, 12:34 AM Thread Starter
 
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My new 550 Custom

I finally got this back, and I love it! I don't understand why Ibanez wasn't putting stuff like this out.





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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-22-2008, 12:40 AM
 
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Re: My new 550 Custom

Thats gorgeous, but something about it is off - it's like someone flipped the body around or something. But not the headstock. I mean most people get reverse headstocks, but reverse bodies? Unusual, but it looks nice. Have fun reaching the higher frets . . .
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-22-2008, 01:25 AM
 
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Re: My new 550 Custom

I take it both the yellow and the white are refinishes?
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-22-2008, 01:29 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: My new 550 Custom

Yeah, if Ibanez won't make what I want I'll get it done myself!

I'm waiting on a lefty 540pii body to be made by one of my friends on another forum. The neck/pickups/edge off the black 560 is going on that one.
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-22-2008, 01:36 AM
 
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Re: My new 550 Custom

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Yeah, if Ibanez won't make what I want I'll get it done myself!
Yeah, been there, done that..Now that I have my 3120L which is by far the best lefthanded guitar Ibanez ever made, I think I don't need to Frankenstein any more 550L's. aside from a refret and a change of pickups (evo + mahogany = yuk) I don't need to do anything to it.
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-22-2008, 01:38 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: My new 550 Custom

Do you have any pics of the 3120L?

Edit: nevermind, found it...very nice
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-22-2008, 01:38 AM
 
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Re: My new 550 Custom

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Thats gorgeous, but something about it is off - it's like someone flipped the body around or something. But not the headstock. I mean most people get reverse headstocks, but reverse bodies? Unusual, but it looks nice. Have fun reaching the higher frets . . .
It's a lefty with a reverse headstock...

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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-22-2008, 02:12 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: My new 550 Custom

So now the question remains....

1. Keep the stock look
2. Get black/white zebra humbuckers
3. Do the humbuckers and 1 white knob and 1 white switch tip

decisions, decisions
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-22-2008, 05:32 AM
 
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Re: My new 550 Custom

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YNow that I have my 3120L which is by far the best lefthanded guitar Ibanez ever made
Hehe never knew they had one. Then again, I'd never need it. Lefty playing right here...good for my GAS, and my wallet.

BOT: Nice reversed headstock lefty btw.

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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-22-2008, 10:28 AM
 
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Re: My new 550 Custom

I wish I had that trio. That is absolutely awesome.
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-22-2008, 11:11 AM
 
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Re: My new 550 Custom

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Thats gorgeous, but something about it is off - it's like someone flipped the body around or something. But not the headstock. I mean most people get reverse headstocks, but reverse bodies? Unusual, but it looks nice. Have fun reaching the higher frets . . .
I was gonna say that...

Looks like he strung it backwards too...

Seriously though, looks pretty cool.
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-24-2008, 03:31 PM
 
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Re: My new 550 Custom

I think it looks awesome along with other refinishes, can't wait to see the 540PII that you described...
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