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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 12-20-2013, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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When did Ibanez start making the wizard neck wider?

Not here to argue, promise. Friend had (I bought it off him today) a 06 5pc Prestige neck that is 56mm wide at the 24th fret. I thought these were supposed to be 58mm? When did Ibanez start making them 58mm? I thought all 5 piece Prestige necks were 58mm? All I know is, I just found the perfect neck to modify and put on my Ibanez I am putting together. Sanding the back of the neck down as we speak :-)
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Re: When did Ibanez start making the wizard neck wider?

I have a 08 RG Prestige with a neck that is 58mm. So it has to be between 06 and 08. Or maybe this neck is just an anomaly. It IS 18mm at first fret and 20mm at last. That can easily be fixed however. I put it on my RG and there is a lot of space between it and the neck pocket sides.

When I am done I will have a 5piece super wizard neck with the top mount locking nut.

And it only cost me $90. Very little fret-wear.
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Re: When did Ibanez start making the wizard neck wider?

The bodies I might get



Always loved the tele. Loved Dave Navarro's 1990 LACS tele with the three to a side headstock.



The 540P is nice because the body is smaller than a RG. I may modify the lower horn to be less long



540R designed for 24f



That one above is what a REALLY want. Keep it like it is with no finish. Can't see me paying $350 for it though...

It's hard to find a 24f S series body. And even then I'd have to buy a ZR trem.
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Always loved the tele. Loved Dave Navarro's 1990 LACS tele with the three to a side headstock.



The 540P is nice because the body is smaller than a RG. I may modify the lower horn to be less long



540R designed for 24f



That one above is what a REALLY want. Keep it like it is with no finish. Can't see me paying $350 for it though...

It's hard to find a 24f S series body. And even then I'd have to buy a ZR trem.
I wouldn't hesitate to buy that body and also one of his necks along with it for a perfect fit. His stuff is excellent.
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Re: When did Ibanez start making the wizard neck wider?

The change started in '05. Yours is an odd-ball for sure, but glad you found one that works.

Do you have pics of it??
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Already done did that.
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I wouldn't hesitate to buy that body and also one of his necks along with it for a perfect fit. His stuff is excellent.
I already have a neck I like. And yes, heard great things about the body.

I'll probably get a 540R and get it painted candy apple.
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The change started in '05. Yours is an odd-ball for sure, but glad you found one that works.

Do you have pics of it??
I have it on my RG right now (There is a small neck gap.) But I will see what I can do.
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Re: When did Ibanez start making the wizard neck wider?

Here's a bad pic my wife took with her droid. That last fret looks all messed up, but it's just the pic. As you can see, it's 56mm



It's 5 piece with the volute and top mounted string locks. It has a J-craft logo on the back of the headstock.
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And yes, I can tell the difference in feel between the two necks. 2mm does make a difference.
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Re: When did Ibanez start making the wizard neck wider?

42/43mm first fret.

Now just to shape the back of the neck to the way I want (17/19mm)

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Re: When did Ibanez start making the wizard neck wider?

Here's an example of a tele/RG type guitar I always loved. I doubt I can make the headstock 3 on a side though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQu3IY1s_ng

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Re: When did Ibanez start making the wizard neck wider?

Best pic of it I can get (It wasn't in many pictures)



It's like a mix between a PRS and a RG. He had this made in 89/90

I LOVE the headstock compared to the current one.

It has white binding, and the back of it looks either mahogany, or mahogany stained.
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And I realize there is no way to take a current Ibanez headstock and easily change it to one that looks like that.
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