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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-23-2010, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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Restoring my rg550

So I just got back my rg550 that I gave to a friend to hold onto 20 years ago...

They pick guard is gone .. and the wiring has been done a few times...I just realize there is no TONE nob !? I am assumeing someone just deleted it... why I have no idea ... anyway Its not apart, I will have it sanded down and re painted Black...I need the following item to complete it:
Tone Pot
pickguard
backplate
wiring redone
whammy bar


The great news is the neck is straight and frets are amazing it Plays sooooo well its amazing !

oh yeah.. here is a pic I found of me playing this guitar in 1989....memories.

Any advice or tips are appreciated !


Gerard

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-23-2010, 10:25 PM
 
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Re: Restoring my rg550

Wow...looks like a solid project ahead...

I would take the opportunity to swirl it!!!
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-24-2010, 12:31 AM
 
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Re: Restoring my rg550

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Wow...looks like a solid project ahead...

I would take the opportunity to swirl it!!!
+1

With that maple board and black headstock, swirl could be amazing
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-24-2010, 03:46 AM
 
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thats always funny.or neon or something totally different.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-24-2010, 06:07 AM
 
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Re: Restoring my rg550

Wow 20 years. Must feel great to get her back! Good luck man.
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-24-2010, 11:55 AM
 
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Re: Restoring my rg550

Ive been interested in sanding down and refinishing an old rg. How much do you reckon this cost?
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-24-2010, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Restoring my rg550

Hey Guys, Thanks, it really is amazing to have THIS guitar back... I recorded, wrote, travelled etc with this guitar... very centimental.

The guitar was GIVEN back to me by an old friend... and i have another buddy that will sand prep and paint and finish it for me ! I am lucky to have great friends.. I just refinished my Fender Heartfield and did it Neon Yellow/green so I will do This one Black with mirrror green pickguard and touches... I JUST bought ANOTHER rg550 1998 off **** fro 360 bucks ! so now I will have 2 I guess...

I have no Idea where to begin a 'swirl" lOL


best Gerard

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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-24-2010, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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home sweet home.. The rg is back in action.

Gerard

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-24-2010, 08:33 PM
 
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Hey looks awesome man! Got any close ups?
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-26-2010, 10:28 AM
 
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Re: Restoring my rg550

awesome!
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