Hi everyone, it's my first post on the jemsite forums, however i've been reading you guys for something like 3 years or so...anyway.
I'm not sure the "other 7 string guitars" is the right section for my thread, if it's not maybe an admin would move my thread or else i'll trash this one and post a new one where it's appropriate.
Ok so why am i here?
I do own a RG1527, a black one, bought new somewhere around 04 or 05, i really enjoy the guitar and everything but i would like to modify it.
I'm a total sucker for the first signature guitar ibanez made for john petrucci, don't remember the exact model number but i'm sure you totally know what i'm talking about, the one with the faces that people over the internet reffer to as the "picasso alike" one.
You may not like it, however i really do, and it's becoming kind of an obsession to me.
I would like the body from my rg1527 to look exactly like this: http://www.michelelepore.com/Images/...PM100%20P1.jpg
Now, on the technical part. I am no luthier, i am not used to mod, repair, work on guitars whatsoever, so i have no idea how to achieve this.
However, both my brother and father are gifted with their hands and i think i could do this with them (my brother already turned gibson copies into bull's eye look alike and it looks really amazing).
I don't know what's the best way to achieve this and the reason i'm asking you this is because i guess some people here could advice me.
I found a set of stickers on the internet, they don't look so bad so maybe i'll go with that: http://www.universaljems.com/cart/graphic.htm
Still i don't know what to do. Do i remove the lacque and painting from the body, respray it in black, apply the stickers, etc...
I think it would be best to directly paint those shapes on the body, but i would first need those figures in high res, print them, glue them to thick paper, cut the shapes out, etc...you get the picture.
I think my post is long enough so if someone has ideas on how to proceed, if anyone already did it, if you know website i should look at...anything, i would be glad.
So thanks in advance.