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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-07-2006, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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My old RG550L project! NOT 56k friendly!

Hi! I don't think I've properly introduced myself yet. The name is Brent or more commonly known as The Furious One or Furious9 on various internet forums. I'm a southpaw from the great cornfield known as Indiana. I'd been looking for some summer projects and these just kind of fell into my lap! First project on the list is a pre AANJ RG550L. It's in pretty ruff shape, but I shall restore it to its former glory w/ some time and probably alot more money! Right now all I have is the Edge and the body, but I do have a neck in transit. I'll keep this thread updated as things progress. As I really have no clue on how or what all I'm going to do it! Cheers!





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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-07-2006, 11:34 PM
 
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Re: My old RG550L project!

Awesome!
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SWEET!!

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-09-2006, 07:14 AM
 
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Re: My old RG550L project!

Welcome aboard Brent, good luck with your project, its a real blast tinkering with DIY projects, especially a blank and dinged up body like that one - the ideal canvas for the guitar artist! What sort of neck are you getting?

I've got several projects on the go at the moment, mostly swirl type finishes and one green/purple colour-changing finish.

Post plenty of pics as you go, all the best.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-09-2006, 10:49 AM
 
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Re: My old RG550L project!

Good luck. I've got an Ibanez RG320 that I'm doing right now. I took a heat gun too it and removed all of the paint. I plan on laminating a splat maple veneer top too it and painting the sides and back black. A fun project so far.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-13-2006, 10:30 AM
 
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Re: My old RG550L project!

Sounds sweet dude. I'm pimping up one myself. Best of luck
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-09-2006, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: My old RG550L project!

It's been awhile since I've been able to update this. I've been working on getting it sanded sporadically. This thing was and still is in some parts just rediculously covered in paint. I'm talking thick. I've hand sanded a several bodies and this is by far taking the longest. I've also went through 2x as much paper on this one than I have any other. Why Ibanez paints so thick is beyond me. On a good note though, It's only a 2pc. body w/ a 70/30 join so I'm happy about that. Pix.....





Now that the weather has warmed up a bit, I'm able to get alot more done. Right now I've got about 8 hours total. Time permitting, I'm hoping to have this bad boy finish sanded and alot of the little dings and stuff repaired by the end of next week!
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-09-2006, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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Some more pix....





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