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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-07-2001, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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Well, my latest endevor into DIY customizing has yeilded a pretty cool looking guitar. I started out with a Road Flare Red body (The pics make it look orange, but it's not) that is in excellent condition and went from there. Most of the parts I had laying around. It has a Tone Zone - HS3 - Air Norton configuration and a Jem mirrored pickguard.
And, YES, those are Blue DiMarzio knobs you see :thumbsup:.

Road Flare Red RG - Close Up

Road Flare Red RG

The neck was just adjusted, so it has to sit for a while before the next adjustment and setup. But it doesn't play bad as-is.

J>
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-08-2001, 12:55 AM
 
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That looks sweet......

I like the simpleness of it...........
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-08-2001, 06:54 AM
 
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Nice guitar man.
I love the simplicity, looks like one of Vai's hot rodded guitars....i really like it. Congrats!

Chris.
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-08-2001, 09:59 AM
 
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Man! *The only thing that would make that better would be getting a Monkey Grip and Lion's Claw put in, but maybe that was something to think about before getting such a nice finish. *:loco: lol *Nice though!

(Man, I need money...I'M NEVER GONNA GET A DECENT GUITAR!!! *)
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-08-2001, 08:51 PM
 
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Nice Paintjob
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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-08-2001, 11:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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Just to set the record strait...I didn't paint or have the body painted. I bought it just as it is...and it came in excellent+++ condition. *The rest of the parts I had laying around the house.

BTW...it may be for sale soon...but I haven't decided yet.

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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-08-2001, 11:43 PM
 
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That tree reflection is killer.
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-11-2001, 04:51 PM
 
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Yeah, that pickguard caught me off guard too, I thought it was painted. Very Cool. *Jimm you have too many cool guitars, it's not fair *Are you playing with a Band anytime soon? *Always in mood for good music.
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-11-2001, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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Seanp,
I'm not currently with any band...I would love to form an 80's metal cover band and do bar gigs on the weekends though.
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-18-2001, 08:34 PM
 
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Cool looking guitar!!!
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nice one!
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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-24-2001, 12:34 PM
 
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We're jealous. * Very cool axe!
No need for a "monkey grip" (.....how does a monkey grip, anyway?)

Great colors. Ibanez take note: bring back those WAY COOL colors like Road Flare Red & Violet Pearl!!!!!

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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-27-2001, 11:53 AM
 
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Love that axe. Great job!
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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-27-2001, 04:07 PM
 
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You didn't buy that from a guy named Thom, did you?
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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-27-2001, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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Nope...I bought the body off ebay and the neck came from BammBamm...I think. It now has a rather nise rosewood neck on it that came free with a Jem body I purchased some time ago...

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