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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-27-2004, 01:51 PM Thread Starter
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RG maple fingerboard

I wanted to get a 7 string RG, none of them have maple finger boards, why is this? Come to think of it I don't think anyof the normal RG's do eatheir. The model I was looking at is the RG1527, I really don't know anything about 7 strings, is this a good one or are there other companies that do better ones for about the same price.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-27-2004, 03:42 PM
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i had a RG550 with maple fingerboard,
but 7 strings.... hmmmm
good point! never seen one from ibanez...
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-27-2004, 04:18 PM
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Unless you get a custom neck, your only option for a maple fretboard Ibanez 7 would be to find a used UV777GR: http://www.jemsite.com/axes/model/uv777gr.htm
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-27-2004, 04:20 PM
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is there a specific reason why there aren't any
more of them 7 stringed maple necks?
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-27-2004, 04:40 PM
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The necks are maple, but maple fingerboards are rare on Ibanez guitars, which is a shame, because I prefer the sound of my maple-boarded RG 550 to my other guitars. I'm not a huge fan of its appearance, as I like a darker wood, but I'll live with it for better tone.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-27-2004, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the replies guys, I really don't want to go with any other company for a 7 string, firstly because I can't find any (probably because i'm not looking hard enough) and secondly I love Ibanez too much. would it be possible to convert a rosewood fingerboard to maple? The thing I don't like about maple is that the dirt really shows up on them and you can easily spot those who take care of their guitar to those who don't, they say the dirt adds tone, ummm...... I don't think so
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-28-2004, 05:06 AM
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LGM will replace a fretboard for you, Just e-mail and ask for a qoute, You send the neck off and bob's your uncle ;-)

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-28-2004, 08:17 AM
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Yeah, that's what I was getting at when I said 'custom neck.' I couldn't remember which of the companies above did it...
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-28-2004, 08:29 AM
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The only thing is sending a neck to Canada and back will cost you at least 60 and the Customs will try and charge you for it when it comes back so I would advise going with a local luthier.

If you want some special inlaying done then Jeremy (LGM guitars) is your man but if you only want to change a rosewood board for maple, go somewhere local.
Keep in mind that it'll probably cost close to 200.

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