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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-28-2004, 04:46 AM Thread Starter
 
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Your signature guitar!

Let's start a fun little topic. If you could have your own Ibanez sig. guitar, what would it be like? Wood? Body style? Finish? Pups? Neck?

My guitar:

Body
-Artist style body (original thickness)
-Mahogany body w/ Flamed Maple Top

Neck
-Mahogany neck (Wizard)
-neck-thru design
-Rosewood fretboard
-No inlays (only side dots)

Hardware
-Pickups: Duncan JB in the bridge, Duncan Jazz in the neck
-Wilkinson Tremolo with Piezo (black chrome)
-Controls: Volume knob, Tone knob, Piezo Volume knob (black chrome)
-3-way switch (selects JB only, Jazz only, or coil split in the middle position)
-3-way switch which selects magnetic pups, piezo, or both blended

Headstock
-Sperzel locking tuners
-6:0 Headstock (found on RG's etc, not the 3:3 the Artist normally has)
-matching the color of the body, my signature in white

-Natural Mahogany Gloss finish


Well, that's about it. Post people!
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post #2 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-28-2004, 05:26 AM
 
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a 3/4 down-sized, neck-thru, mahogany-bodied RG, two single-sized black ToneZones screwed on wood, no pickguard, bare wood, 22 jumbo frets on rosewood board, no inlays, Gibraltar bridge, graphite nut, Sperzel locking-tuners, mahogany neck and matching headstock with white logo, 1 volume and a 3-way Petrucci-toggle, black hardware, tilt-jack, no truss-rod cover.

pheew...
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post #3 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-28-2004, 06:16 AM
 
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Body
- Explorer-like Body
- Mahogany body with Flamed Maple Top
- Choice of three transparant colours: Navy Blue, Deep Red, or Amber

Neck
- Wizard Mahogany neck
- Choice of either Bolt-On Neck or Neck Thru
- Ebony fretboard
- A logo, possibly my band's logo, at the 12th fret.

Hardware
- Pickups: Some nice DiMarzios, in a HH combination.
- Edge Tremolo
- Controls: 2 x Volume knob, 2 x Tone knob
- 3-way switch
- Black Hardware (Tuners, Bridge etc.)

Headstock
- 3-3 Style, One like the Jackson USA King V, the one with the fixed bridge
- Colour matching the body
- Ibanez Swish Logo with my autograph under it
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post #4 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-28-2004, 06:25 AM
 
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25.1" scale, neck-thru. Gibraltar Custom bridge with thru-body stringing (same as the MMM1), or a Wilkinson style trem option.

Bound ebony fretboard on a maple neck, 3-a-side locking tuners. Dunno about the pickups; maybe a Jazz/Custom 5 combo? Interesting pickup switching:

neck series
neck parallel
inner coils
outer coils
bridge series

And it'd look a bit like this. A bit. With probably an SZ style headstock, and that flip-flop blue/green paint.

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post #5 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-28-2004, 08:16 AM
 
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Body :
-a combination between s-series and jem body . A jem body but a little bit rounder in the edges (no idea how it would look , but i think they have so sharp edges :P)
- body in koa or alder
- chrome finish (like the jem prototype) with engravements some places (kinda like the 10th but not just like it)
p-ups :
- bridge : steves special or breed.
- neck : dont know
- possible single coil : strat type :P hehe

neck :
The very same neck as on my wolfgang guitar. But maybe with a rosewood board to match the body. No inlays. Headstock like a jem , with my logo in black on top of the chrome.

jem tremolo system.
and a whammy controller just like on Bellamy´s guitar.

guess thats it .. maybe a little bit flashy what do i know
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post #6 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-28-2004, 09:13 AM
 
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A jem body but a little bit rounder in the edges...
maybe something like this?
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post #7 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-28-2004, 09:58 AM
 
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hmm .. now i had second thoughts :P hehe ..
that looked very 80-s :P hehe .. But hehe , i guess that was what i said , it was the one . But now i back out of the whole rounder thing :P ..

I would invent my own body shape :P
(sounds like a cheap new diet :P hahah)
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post #8 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-28-2004, 12:38 PM
 
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Nuno, you should put that http://www.guitarmigi.it page in english
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post #9 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-28-2004, 01:09 PM
 
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Hmm. I'd have to start with my fave guitar, my 520QS. What would I change... I guess I'd put an ebony fretboard on it, with some cool inlays, maybe big block inlays like some Les Pauls I've seen, and maybe a lighter finish that shows off the wood a bit better (mine is very dark blue) and matching headstock. Other than that, I'm not sure how I could improve the guitar, it's damn near perfect already, I think I'd even keep the stock pickups. Maybe a ZR trem, I'm not sure, I was playing with one of those in the store and it was pretty cool, but I'm not sure if I'm sold on them yet, and I know and love the good old edge. Man, my signature guitar is kind of boring, huh?
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post #10 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-28-2004, 01:44 PM
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J Custom RG TIME with a ZR tremolo
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post #11 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-28-2004, 03:36 PM
 
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If I could have a signature Ibanez guitar I'd pass. Rick Turner already makes my ideal guitar, but it's got some guy name Lindsey Buckingham's name attached to it already.
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post #12 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-28-2004, 06:00 PM
 
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Natural finished RG shape with flame top. Tone Zone in bridge and Air Norton in Neck.
edge pro or Lo-pro bridge.
Gilbert style F-hole.
somethin like this
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post #13 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-28-2004, 06:36 PM
 
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Natural finished RG shape with flame top. Tone Zone in bridge and Air Norton in Neck.
edge pro or Lo-pro bridge.
Gilbert style F-hole.
somethin like this
Make that a cream F-Hole and cream/black pickups and ill take one too
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post #14 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-29-2004, 05:17 AM
 
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Jem7VSBL with ZR trem and coil splits and phase switches. Oh yea, and a pearloid scratchplate.

*sigh*
I might have a JEM someday.... (go on Rich, a bit of charity is good for you!)

Joe
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post #15 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-29-2004, 02:31 PM
 
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I would probably go with something like a 7 string Wolfgang.

Body:
wolfgang style body - Basswood w/ Maple carved top

Neck:
Graphite reinforced maple neck
Birdseye maple fretboard
26 inch scale length
22 large or tall and thin(6105?) stainless steel frets
Custom vine or black dot inlays
Locking tuners

Bridge:
Non-reccesed Edge7 bridge w/ 2 d-tuners, one on the low B and
one on the low E

Electronics:
Pickups:
Either H/H or H/S/H
Tone Zone7 in the bridge and Air Norton7 in the neck with something
like a reverse wired 7 string blue velvet in the middle if there was one.

Controls:
Master tone control, Master voulme control.
One of them would be either push/pull series/parallel(with H/S/H) or coil
split(with H/H)
the other would be push/pull hi-pass filter

Either:
H/H w/ 3-way pickup selector (Neck/Neck+Bridge/Bridge)
H/S/H w/ 5-way selector
(Neck/Neck+Middle/Neck+Bridge/Bridge+Middle/Bridge)

I would like it in either trans red, blue or dark cherry burst
It would also come fitted with strap locks
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