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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-03-2014, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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NGD RG1680 J Custom!

Accidentally saw this one while looking for a Fender Strat. Just a little elbow grease---plays and looks better. Now I just need to order the back plate from you know who ;-)



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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-03-2014, 09:12 PM
 
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Re: NGD RG1680 J Custom!

absolutely gorgeous. great find! the flame is terrific

happy NGD
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J Custom, Lo-Pro, and Dimarzios. Does it get any better? Congrats!
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Stunning!

Congrats, Small pang of jealously going on here!
This the kind of guitar I would love find/own.


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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-04-2014, 08:55 PM
 
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Re: NGD RG1680 J Custom!

Love it! Well done! That is a beautiful J Custom!

How is the fretwear and condition of it?
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Re: NGD RG1680 J Custom!

That is seriously sweet.... did you change all the hardware and pups or did you actually get lucky enough to find one in that great of condition?

Can you give some details?

If you don't mind my asking- how much did you pay for it?
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Re: NGD RG1680 J Custom!

Thank you guys! It was in bad shape when I got it but just needed some TLC. It seemed like it was left out of a case for years--hardware all rusty, fretboard looked like dry firewood, frets covered with grime and some tarnish. Back has some buckle worms but not through the finish, a couple of edge dings.
At first I thought I'd be replacing a lot but to my surprise, I didn't need to replace any of the hardware and pups. It took me a good 3.5-4 hrs of cleaning and all. Minimal fret wear, a bit of truss rod tweaks and height adjustments, I now have a sweet playing guitar! Neck profile is thinner than my RG8570.
It's missing 1 stud and a trem backplate but I'll get them soon.
Original asking was $900 but got it way lower after explaining how much it needs to restore. Here's a pic before I worked on it.
Thanks again guys!

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Re: NGD RG1680 J Custom!

Wow nice work! how did you clean that trem, did you repainted it? and also what did you use to remove the rust from the pick ups?
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you got a J-Custom for less than $900?!? wow, great score! even if it needed some work I'd say that is a killer deal! very nice looking top too....Congratulations!!!
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Re: NGD RG1680 J Custom!

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Wow nice work! how did you clean that trem, did you repainted it? and also what did you use to remove the rust from the pick ups?
No repaint---just WD40, Dunlop lemon oil, cotton buds, toothpicks, toothbrush, mini flathead screwdriver and a lot of patience
Thanks!
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man, that was nasty when you bought it! kudos on an amazing clean up, it looks literally brand new
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nice work!
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Re: NGD RG1680 J Custom!

Awesome, looks just like my 3120 after I added a middle single coil.
http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f16/ng...pm-131962.html
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Awesome, looks just like my 3120 after I added a middle single coil.
http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f16/ng...pm-131962.html
Wow! Excellent job on that 3120! Are you sure you didn't mod mine?
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Re: NGD RG1680 J Custom!

Great score and nice work!! Killer looking JC. Love it!!
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