Most of you may remember some of the concepts I threw out a month ago along with the purple floral. The RG-565/560 hybrid came down to 3 designs and I finally decided on the one I liked best. All of the parts have arrived: orange knobs and tip arrived from Rich, custom logo from Best-Decals.com, body from a fellow Jemsiter, neck from eBay, Evolution I already had in the parts box, and a Tone Expander circuit from guitarheads.net to replace the tone pot. I've also been writing the new DIY Guitar Finishing E-Book while doing this project--it will be available once the project is done. So, here's what's going on so far:
The original concept art that started it:
Artec EXP Active Guitar Tone Expander Unit from guitarheads.net:
Knobs & witch tip from Rich and the custom logo from Best-Decals:
I can never say enough good things about Best-Decals or Rich!
RG-565 body all scuffed and ready for filler putty:
Headstock after basecoat--the color is metallic black and has a nice sparkle to it:
Headstock with decal and clearcoat:
...so, for now---th..th..thh..thh..that's all folks!