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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 09-24-2012, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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NPGD: RG765 "CC" project guitar

The P is for project!

This guitar is an assembly of parts that will eventually be a "USA Custom" in an RG765 configuration.



Body: RG760
Neck: Wizard
Trem: Edge
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:

http://youtu.be/aB5JRS6JOck

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

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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 09-24-2012, 09:52 PM
 
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Re: NPGD: RG765 "CC" project guitar

That's one sexy RG760! Can't wait to see the end result of this one. Even though I hate Poison with a burning passion
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post #3 of 25 (permalink) Old 09-24-2012, 10:18 PM
 
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Re: NPGD: RG765 "CC" project guitar

Go for it. I like "replica" axes. I had a blast doing my Kotzens. And of course, everything looks better on an Ibby. Even if it is CC's! Lol! Then you can do one of his Nagels!
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post #4 of 25 (permalink) Old 09-24-2012, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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Go for it. I like "replica" axes. I had a blast doing my Kotzens. And of course, everything looks better on an Ibby. Even if it is CC's! Lol! Then you can do one of his Nagels!
Haha true! Of course they weren't Nagles, but I considered doing one of those instead of this. But I always liked his Haring rip off better.

If I could find some more reverse headstock necks, I'd love to do a tribute to Joey Allen's double neck B.C. Rich Spy vs Spy guitar.

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Haha true! Of course they weren't Nagles, but I considered doing one of those instead of this. But I always liked his Haring rip off better.

If I could find some more reverse headstock necks, I'd love to do a tribute to Joey Allen's double neck B.C. Rich Spy vs Spy guitar.
Ok, ok. Nagel-ish! And yeah, Warrant had some cool graphics. I'm working on a "Cherry Pie" clone - hopefully finish it next year when I have a real shop to work in again.

Make sure we get good pics of your progress!
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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
I really like this tribute-guitar. You should do the colors in DY and SK, it would fit an Ibanez better. Are you going to repaint the headstock also? As for poison, I still think they are a great rock n' roll band and still kicking ass during liveshows. Not the best playing band but good entertainment, no doubt about it. CC is one of my ol' guitarheroes too

Don't need nothin' but a good time...
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post #7 of 25 (permalink) Old 09-25-2012, 02:54 AM
 
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Poison was the first metal band I ever heard, and I loved them.

Why does CC get so much hate? I think some of his stuff is pretty good, like the solo to "Life Goes On."
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Do you have to wear a wig when you play those guitars?
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post #9 of 25 (permalink) Old 09-25-2012, 07:25 AM Thread Starter
 
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Are you going to repaint the headstock also?
Yes, headstock will be repainted pink. At first I felt bad about doing that, but then the headstock got very slightly damaged in shipping back from the luthier who did the fret work, popping a chip of paint out at the very tip and cracking the binding. I'm really not happy because I dropped the necks off in person in a box that I wouldn't have shipped them in, then he shipped them back to me in the same box, insisting that he thought they would be OK.



There isn't a ton more for me to do on the project. I need to strip the paint off the top of the guitar and fill the center pickup hole, then send the parts off to the artist for paint. I'm moving in two weeks and once I get into the new house, I'll have more room to work on projects.

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post #10 of 25 (permalink) Old 09-25-2012, 08:36 AM
 
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CC isn't horrible, he got me playing guitar.
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I like CC and you get two thumbs up for originality!
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Those pink pickups look good in that black body.
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Re: NPGD: RG765 "CC" project guitar

The volume knob seems closer than normal to the bridge pickup.
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The volume knob seems closer than normal to the bridge pickup.
it's common on some of the old 1989 models and the usa customs. I've got it on 2 of my guitars also
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post #15 of 25 (permalink) Old 09-26-2012, 08:07 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: NPGD: RG765 "CC" project guitar

Yeah I noticed this as well. I believe that this body came from a 1990 RG760. I was just looking on eBay and saw a number of '89 RG560's with a similar volume knob placement.
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