Alright, this is a very late NGD- 3 months late to me matter of fact.
The story goes- I was at this guitar festival called the brookdale guitar festival here in New Jersey (I met the tone king guy from YouTube there, and I wish rich would set up a little vendor area there
). I had played there with my band, then gone out just looking around and checking some stuff out (I got about 4 serious offers for my black 1570 w/ evos/ slightly scalloped board/ vai &stevie van zant signatures etc, all of which I declined
). About this time I had a real need for a backup guitar, a real backup, no more 350s and such. So for the week leading up to the festival I had been looking for cheap MIJ rgs to take on the role of my second in command.
I didn't expect to find what I found, there was almost no ibanez there, but walking by a vendor checking out a Mesa boogie, I found an rg570. But it wasn't just any rg570- it was a perfect condition, hardly used, barely a scratch on it, 570. I literally gasped and ran over to it, shocked I had found what I had been looking for- and slowly looked at the price tag- a mere $325. I was overjoyed. The bridge was perfect, frets perfect, only one small scuff, neck was beautiful, etc. still had some plastic on the backplate.
I couldn't believe my luck! It about time something went my way
Anyway, I set it aside and didn't post much on it because I knew I would find a use for it. Low and behold, my good old POS modded 350 with fernandes sustainer finally gave up- ripped the term claw and studs right out of the body with the original edge bridge. I realized what I must do
So before you are before and after pictures of what it looked like and what it looks like now:
Specs- I swapped the original edge & hardware for a gold lo-pro and matching hardware, had the sustainer put in w/ dimarzio EVO 2 & evolution single coil. What it WILL be getting is a backstop (I might have a friend who can hook me up with one at a reasonable price) and an actual stacked humbucker to take the empty dummy space next to the sustainer driver
And if you saw my post the other day about my sustainer troubles, not to worry, it's been figured out and it literally works better than before. I can turn the harmonic mode on and go up to the 24 fret b string and pull up until the trem bottoms out.
Enjoy the pornography
(Still deciding wether or not to scallop the board and sand down the neck, since I prefer it that way...)
This ugly cover won't be here long, I'm going to have to make a new cover to fit the indents to make it flush with the body
Yes, I do feel bad about defiling this guitar, but it's what I needed. I love the sustainer + original edge gets in the way of my wrist + it looks pretty damn cool both ways so why not have it my way