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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-15-2020, 08:04 AM Thread Starter
 
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RT240 Rebuild

This was a fun little rebuild that I just finished. An RT240 - the previous owner(s) had changed it to a single humbucker, with a white pickguard, and glued the bridge down. I have done the following:

I had a new pick guard made (really did not like the tortoise shell one it would have had originally)
Fitted a set of BKPs, with a serial/split/parallel switch for the bridge humbucker
Locking tuners
General fret polish
Recut the nut as it was really badly done
Put in a gotoh bridge.

Really cool guitar now for those slightly more vintage moments, and with the pick up switching extremely versatile. May have to keep my eyes out for a few more RTs!
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-15-2020, 12:17 PM
 
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Re: RT240 Rebuild

Nice job!! That would be a go-to guitar if it were in my house... :-)
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-15-2020, 12:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: RT240 Rebuild

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Nice job!! That would be a go-to guitar if it were in my house... :-)
I consider it as a vintage AZ series ;-)

Definitely my go to at the moment.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-15-2020, 12:36 PM
 
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Re: RT240 Rebuild

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I consider it as a vintage AZ series ;-)

Definitely my go to at the moment.

Vintage AZ... perfect! I just loved the necks of that era, the later Roadstar II and early "pointy" headstock. Very comfortable and playable!


A few years ago I had a botched project RG110 and the body was kind of ruined, at least for a person of my limited skill. I stole the neck from it, bolted it to a cheap strat body, anchored the bridge down, put an HSS pickguard with take-out Seymour Duncans from a Jackson Soloist (JB bridge and Hot Stacks middle/neck), and wired it like yours plus an overall coil tap toggle switch. It became and still is my go-to guitar! Only drawback is no tremolo, but I don't use one very much anyway.


Again, great job and enjoy!!
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-17-2020, 04:47 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: RT240 Rebuild

Took this guitar to rehearsal last night with this intention of using it for a couple of songs. Ended up sticking with it for the whole evening, really versatile guitar.
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