NGD: Mai Guitar (50/50) - Jemsite
All Other Guitars (including Prestige) Discussion about other Ibanez Guitars not covered in the above topics. Includes J-Custom, USA-Custom, Prestige subforum.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-14-2017, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 25
NGD: Mai Guitar (50/50)

Hey all, got a new guitar body made from Chris Mai @ Mai Guitars. Great guy to work with, no complaints on communication, payment or lead times.

I wanted something made out of Korina, preferably a single block vs. multiple pieces. Chris delivered and I'm so happy with the results. Looks a bit like it's 50% one piece and 50% another. Sadly I didn't opt for the clear coat, maybe I'll source one locally at some point. For now it's been stained and put together:

Neck: PAF Joe
Middle: True Velvet
Bridge: Mo' Joe

Neck and the rest of the hardware (minus the DiMarzio super switch) are off of an Ibanez RG655. Cheers!







orb451 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-16-2017, 07:08 AM
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 162
Re: NGD: Mai Guitar (50/50)

Great looking guitar! How does it compare to the RG655 in feel and sound?
JSibanez is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-16-2017, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 25
Re: NGD: Mai Guitar (50/50)

Thanks man! It's not really a fair comparison - not just because of the difference in woods but also the difference in wiring. Overall I'm happy with it though and it's probably a bit psychological but I can hear a difference in the way it sounds unplugged as well as a bit more when plugged in. As soon as I get my main amp back I'm sure the difference will be more apparent.
orb451 is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-30-2017, 11:37 PM
rgr
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Longmont, Colorado
Posts: 1,882
Re: NGD: Mai Guitar (50/50)

That looks great! Did you just do an oil finish on it?
rgr is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-31-2017, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 25
Re: NGD: Mai Guitar (50/50)

Thanks! And no, that's stained w/ satin clear coat. I actually redid it again after the pics above were taken so it's darker and more even.
orb451 is offline  
Reply

Tags
mai , mai guitars , mai-guitar

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Jemsite forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address

IMPORTANT: You will be required to activate your account so please ensure that your email address is correct.

If you do not receive your activation check your spam folder before using the CONTACT US form (at the bottom right of each page).



Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mai-Guitar? stratoskier Vendors, Auction & Reseller Talk 71 04-25-2018 10:35 AM
FS: Mai-Guitar orange/black swirled Jem body (loaded) Ecstatic Youth Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear 4 02-07-2017 06:44 AM
Mai-Guitar - OFFICIAL THREAD chris2112 Vendors, Auction & Reseller Talk 103 10-31-2013 06:00 AM
Mai Guitars and Bobby's project BobbyTouche Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods 19 01-02-2012 05:25 AM
NGD...Mai custom 565 RGTFanatic All Other Guitars (including Prestige) 23 12-14-2011 05:36 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome