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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 02-24-2006, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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My RG Project - TONS of pics, maybe not 56K friendly.

I recently picked up an RG450 from a fellow Jemsite'r. I stripped it to bare wood, refinished it, re-wired it, repaired a prety serious body crack that was causeing the trem posts to lean forward, installed a custom pickguard, and some new pickups. I'm waiting for black strat style knobs, a black switch tip, and a trem arm. This guitar plays and sounds SOOOOO good. I'm really happy with it.

This is what it looked like when I got it.




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Paint and LOTS of clear...







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I'll post one or two update pics when the knobs, and switch tip arrive.
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Beautiful, like the pickguard man
and i must say, WONDERFUL pictures, some really great stuff!
Great Job! you gave me lost of inspiration restore my old rg as well
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Re: My RG Project - TONS of pics, maybe not 56K friendly.

WOW!
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Re: My RG Project - TONS of pics, maybe not 56K friendly.

nice
white body + maple neck
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will you be taking orders for refinishing anytime soon?
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How much did it cost overall? I'm thinking about modifying my 550....
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Thanks guys.

sugizo_esp - The color is Ivory. Just a little off white.

The cost was basicly the RG I bought from Jemsite for $160.00 plus about $20.00 worth of paint and clear, some sandpaper, polyurethane glue $5.00, pickguard was only $20.00 and the pickups I got for $35.00. So about $250.00 total.
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wow !!! that's one cool Sh!t
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Re: My RG Project - TONS of pics, maybe not 56K friendly.

Hey Rotti, nice job on the guitar. That clear coat looks like a pro job. What did youo use for the clear and where did you get it. chef21
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Thanks Chef, It's just department store laquer. There are several brands that all work well. It's all in the prep work, proper sanding and using compatible products.
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so now you have your 450 and your strat projects, what else have you done. they both look great.
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Looks good. Nothing beats white with a maple fretboard IMO.
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