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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-28-2010, 09:22 AM Thread Starter
 
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So if I get this 540P-S/H in white , what color should I paint it?

Ok, I'm hot on the heels of getting a 540P-S/H, which is the 22 fret version of the unofficial Alex Skolnick model which is one of the models real Ibby-heads preen over. However, it's white...BORING white...I need neon colors! Now, I'm gonna have Nate Perle make me another 540PII in mahogany and the reverse headstock neck with ebony board and matching color sharktooth inlays so I have two colors in mind but perhaps an opinion in old school Ibanez colors can sway me.

So yeah...WHITE. Let's change that.

Desert yellow is my top pick but leaning towards shocking pink. I could go carotene orange to match my beloved 560 but would rather have a color I don't have bathed in shameless 80's awesomeness. Seafoam green is also a color I've always wanted on a guitar so that's in the running.

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Re: So if I get this 540P-S/H in white , what color should I paint it?

Shocking pink. I want a guitar that color.

That said, is this a genuine 540 or a replica? If it's a real one, I'd probably leave it alone.
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Re: So if I get this 540P-S/H in white , what color should I paint it?

Oh, it's real...square heel and all. Everyone always says leave the original color alone. :P

The one from Nate Perle will probably be desert yellow but the shocking pink haunts me.
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Lochness G :P
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Purple Neon.
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Gotta swirl it man!
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Re: So if I get this 540P-S/H in white , what color should I paint it?

Personally I think a Sea Foam Green 540P would look the best. Not a common color in Ibanez's, so It would completely unique.
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Re: So if I get this 540P-S/H in white , what color should I paint it?

I torched mine and then stained and oiled it!
its totaly killer!
Recently did a rg 550 that way and i totaly dig it. plus, every color pickup goes with it.

But hey,i hate neon collors and love to see the wood. especialy the burn stains give it a little extra.
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I torched mine and then stained and oiled it!
its totaly killer!
Recently did a rg 550 that way and i totaly dig it. plus, every color pickup goes with it.

But hey,i hate neon collors and love to see the wood. especialy the burn stains give it a little extra.
Pics???? Would love to see those!
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Gotta swirl it man!
Brother jemaholic, the swirled 540PII custom is already here and getting assembled.

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Re: So if I get this 540P-S/H in white , what color should I paint it?

There's a reason why people say to leave it alone. As you know they are quite rare. The value will probably decrease modifying it.
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Re: So if I get this 540P-S/H in white , what color should I paint it?

Leave it alone...the white ones are pretty rare...I wouldn't dare paint mine...

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Re: So if I get this 540P-S/H in white , what color should I paint it?

Yeah, I'm no huge fan of white guitars, but I wouldn't mess around with a 540PII.

If I really wanted a SK one, I'd work with a luthier to make a body to fit the OEM neck, get that painted and just swap the neck over. I'd keep the original body as is, so that you could reassemble it as original if you wanted to sell it.
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Re: So if I get this 540P-S/H in white , what color should I paint it?

PLEASE DO NOT PAINT!!
It's a clean survivor of rare classic.
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Re: So if I get this 540P-S/H in white , what color should I paint it?

... Not sure why my original post was deleted, but...

You don't need to get rid of the white to make it loud. White can compliment loud pickups and knobs!

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