S470DXQM (I think) project
Hello all. I picked this one up planning to fix it up and it’s sat for a few years. When I got it, it was pretty much a loaded body, with the neck broken (headstock totally broken off) but the fretboard was intact (S-wave style). I pulled the fretboard and was going to transplant on another neck. I picked up an RG that I sold the body on, made some money off the body, kept the neck and liked it.
The ZR tremolo is missing a few parts, so I decided that since I have little to no money into this project, I’m going to redo it.
A lot of purists won’t like what happens next.
I’ve building and customizing guitars for about 10 years now (and yes I’ve worked with luthiers and learned a lot over those years to do this project how I see it should be).
I’m planning on selling the ZR, the pickups/wiring and starting with a blank canvas.
Next, I’ll strip the finish then convert this body to a hardtail, HH set up.
From that point, I’ll plug and contour the neck heel to fit this body better, smooth over the body and then refinish it. Since this guitar has imperfections, will have survived a complete make over and been converted to something different, it’ll be refinished in a rattle can, relic kind of way. This is not everyone’s taste, but it’ll look good in my eyes. I did a finish on an SG a few years ago and really liked it so maybe we’ll go that route.
As far as the electronics I’d like to put a set of Seymour Duncan Antiquities or comparable output (neck: 7.1k-7.6k, bridge 8.2k-8.5k) humbuckers in it. I’ll wire the 500k pots with a .22 capacitor and telecaster style 3 way switch.