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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-05-2011, 10:06 AM Thread Starter
 
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New/Old RG550 Build Day!

My RG550 build is done! Ive been collecting parts for the last 6 months with the idea of building a 550 on the cheap.
Here is a rundown of what i put into it;
~RG550 body bought stripped to the wood with some pups/hardware for $40 (sold the pups
for $30) so actually $10 in the body!
~1990 RG550 neck on ebay for $110 (with tuners)
~Edge trem missing parts on Ebay for $70 (required $24 in parts to fix)= $94
~Dimarzio Tone Zone and Evo neck pups from a forum member $70
~New brass block $25
~Carbon Fiber pickguard & covers $55
~Metal flake paint/clear $20

Grand total..... $384!!!

Im lovin it too. My first "real" guitar was an early 90s RG very similair to this. Plays and sounds killer....




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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-05-2011, 12:10 PM
 
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Re: New/Old RG550 Build Day!

Nice job!! Looks great, well done!!!
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Re: New/Old RG550 Build Day!

The carbon fiber pickguard and truss rod cover and back plates are really cool. Guitar looks great congratulations!
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Re: New/Old RG550 Build Day!

Great Job! I love the look, and I'm sure you're happy with it.



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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-05-2011, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: New/Old RG550 Build Day!

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Great Job! I love the look, and I'm sure you're happy with it.
Yeah, im stoked to have it finished. I didnt have a red guitar in the group so this was a nice addition color wise. The Tone Zone really works well in it also. I had a TZ in a previous RG, but it didnt sound as good as this one does.
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Re: New/Old RG550 Build Day!

Wow Man, I'm floored by how nice it turned out!!!
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Re: New/Old RG550 Build Day!

That's very nice!
What type of paint did you use if you don't mind me asking.
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Re: New/Old RG550 Build Day!

looks great! i cant wait to have mine done!
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awesome job bro baby looks mighty fine hope you enjoy it ...
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Re: New/Old RG550 Build Day!

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That's very nice!
What type of paint did you use if you don't mind me asking.
I used Duplicolor Metal Specs can. This is available all over the place... Clearcoat was 2 part Automotive Poly done with compressor/gun rig.
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