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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-10-2010, 12:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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What to do with my RG560

I have a 1987 RG560 I bought new 20 years ago. The neck is still perfect not a mark, but the body has a few chips in the paint and the input jack has a loose wire. Was going to retire her but thought maybe I'd refinish the body and maybe put a mo joe dimarzio in the bridge instead or.... Any ideas?
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-10-2010, 01:51 PM
 
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Re: What to do with my RG560

Stock pups are good in the 560, I'd just re-finish it.
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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-10-2010, 04:33 PM
 
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Yeah, I would definitely turn it into a project guitar. It will likely inspire you to play it more often, especially since you were ready to put it on the sidelines. Us Jemsiters typically like gaudy looking guitars. So don't be alarmed if you get swirl and neon paint recommendations.
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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-10-2010, 05:34 PM
 
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Give it to me...
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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-10-2010, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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Yeah, I would definitely turn it into a project guitar. It will likely inspire you to play it more often, especially since you were ready to put it on the sidelines. Us Jemsiters typically like gaudy looking guitars. So don't be alarmed if you get swirl and neon paint recommendations.
Funny you mentioned the swirl thing, I saw that and joined this site lol.
I've decided to refinish the body, been reading up on the chore. Seems I'll save alot of cash taking it down myself. I don't have the money to throw more then a couple hundred dollars into it (my wife would kill me) any ideas on how to get a sweet gaudy paint job cheap?
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any ideas on how to get a sweet gaudy paint job cheap?
Grab a blindfold, couple cans of spray paint, and a fresh kitten. That should do it.
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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-11-2010, 10:58 AM
 
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Re: What to do with my RG560

I'd suggest stripping the paint on the body and sanding the back of the neck, and then tung oiling them both.

Rock on!
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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-12-2010, 07:59 AM
 
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Hell yeah refinish it, Thats what Ive been doing. It does take time if you want it to look good, especially when wet sanding.
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Sell it to me...



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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-16-2010, 11:25 PM
 
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I'd suggest stripping the paint on the body and sanding the back of the neck, and then tung oiling them both.

Rock on!
I had an RG560 exactly like that. It was a saweet player.
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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-17-2010, 01:50 AM
 
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Re: What to do with my RG560

Fix the wire.What's wrong with a few chips on a guitar you've had for twenty years? Spend the time playing instead of sanding and painting.
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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-20-2010, 05:14 AM
 
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i would leave it be play it like you always have . maybe a pickup change would be the most i would do
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Swirl it!!!
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x2 for Project Guitar
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post #15 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-20-2010, 12:33 PM
 
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id keep it origonal if possible, im shure it has lots of character
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