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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-12-2004, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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Pic of my project RT650 - I've added a maple veneer top!

Hi y'all!

I have an Ibanez RT650 which I use as a project-axe to try things out with (as far as modding goes :-D ). I have been busy yesterday and today putting a maple veneer top on it. It was my first time with such an operation so it included some nice beginner-mistakes (and additional swearing ). I am quite pleased with the result thus far (all finetuning still has to be done) It could have been way nicer, but that's for a next time I guess!

This is how it looked previously (with natural sanded alder look):



This is the new look, I planted the neck and scratchplate on it to make it look "real" :



What do you guys think of this?

I can recommend modding to anyone: It's real fun :-D
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-12-2004, 04:40 PM
 
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Looks good for a first-timer. Better than I could do!

I'm actually thinking of getting more into tech (than changing strings!) and mods -- now that I have two Jems. I might do some work to my VSBL.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-12-2004, 05:46 PM
 
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nice, i'll probably be adding a maple veneer to my OLP, because i'm not happy with my crappy paint job heh.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-12-2004, 05:55 PM
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Let me guess........gonna stain it blue?
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-13-2004, 04:30 AM
 
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well that looks great, im a sucker for natual finishes anyhow.

congrats man looks like you have done a great job
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-13-2004, 04:33 AM Thread Starter
 
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I'm not sure.... I like the natural look as well

It just sucks that I haven't got a lot of time the coming 2 months, so the next step will be this summer. Blue is tempting though
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-13-2004, 02:26 PM
 
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Re: Pic of my project RT650 - I've added a maple veneer top!

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(and additional swearing ).
That and plumbing fixit jobs around the house seem to bring out the best in us, eh?

Looks great from here...a little stain will really make that flame dance.
Greg
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-15-2004, 07:59 AM
 
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Deep brown or burgundy would look good with the gold I think.

Nice git anyway.
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