The P is for project!
This guitar is an assembly of parts that will eventually be a "USA Custom" in an RG765 configuration.
Bridge P/U: DiMarzio FRED
Neck P/U: IBZUSA C2
Hardware color: Cosmo
Knobs/switch tip: Ibanez painted/white base
This guitar is one of two parts guitars in my collection. I bought the body from someone here. The center pickup will be filled to complete the 765 conversion (which is good, because I think I need that Blue Velvet for something
). The neck came from a '90 USA Custom and I just had the frets crowned and leveled, so they're awesome now.
The rest of the theme sort of came together based on some parts I had. The yellow knobs came from Rich and the pink switch tip I robbed from an old DY Jem I had. They were supposed to go to a VLNG project I wanted to do, but that project never materialized and I sold that guitar. The pink FRED came from a different Jem I bought and so I just got a pink single coil cover for a C2 I had.
I decided to do the guitar as a tribute to my dream guitar from age 12:
Obviously C.C. Deville sucks but at age 12, I thought he was amazing and that's what actually inspired me to play guitar. I had a similar picture on my wall when I was a kid, except the guitar had pink pickups, a rosewood neck with B.C. Rich lightning bolt inlays and a solid pink reverse headstock. You can see that repeatedly in the "Your Momma Don't Dance" video:
He also uses a DY Jem if you look closely. But the weird thing is that the graphic is identical on the two guitars, so it might just be different pickups and a different neck. Anyway, the rosewood neck version is what I'm basing the tribute on obviously.
I've already identified an artist to do the work and I have that picture above as an 8x10, so she should be able to easily replicate it. I think I'm going to ask the the yellow and pink be closer to DY and SK than the original.
So what do you think? Am I ruining this guitar by paying tribute to C.C. Deville? LOL