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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-13-2019, 03:52 AM Thread Starter
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hate my inlays

i have a rg2620ze ibanez for years and i really love it.
but i really hate the inlays. please look up for the pictures of the guitar on the web so you will understand what im talking about.
i want the vine inlay
changing the neck is a problem because i didnt find on the web any original ibanez necks and i dont want to buy a cheap one...
stickers inlays is a problem too because it wont cover the inlays that i have and i think it will look like a big mess.
what can i do? thanks
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-14-2019, 01:48 PM
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Re: hate my inlays

Since you can't find an Ibanez neck, maybe you could buy an used guitar, then use just the neck.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-15-2019, 12:00 AM
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Re: hate my inlays

as said before you can buy another prestige and swap necks. That is the option that would offer the most quality result.

You could have the neck/inlays stained darker but they are obviously the same shape.

You could spend a significant amount of money, send the neck off and have a new fretboard installed(i have seen it done but can't recommend anyone)

You could send the neck in and have the inlays redone, but that is probably very expensive as well, as it would probably require a refret. (minimum $300 usd)

The cheapest and ultimately tackiest route is cover them with stickers.

I'd just find a comparable model, and sell yours to fund that. You can always trade out pickups to emgs on the new guitar.

rg8420 has the vine
rg8570 has the vine
jcrg20126 has the vine

There are other j customs out there that have a vine. Every now and then if you look long and hard enough you can snag a decent deal on one of the 8 series.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-15-2019, 01:47 AM
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Re: hate my inlays

Don't do something that you will regret latter. Don't ruin good guitar.
If you want something with wine inlays you have
J craft guitars
prestige Jem,
premium Jem,
and Gio Jem,

so you can chose one that fit your budget.
( and any could be find used too)
so, I would keep Rg as it is.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-18-2019, 09:34 AM
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Re: hate my inlays

I see nothing wrong with those inlays. Adds a little something to the sharktooth inlay.

Why worry about something so superficial, if the guitar plays great?
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-18-2019, 04:46 PM
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Re: hate my inlays

Just get some paint pens and draw some vines on there. I'm sure it will turn out great. Post pics when your done.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-24-2019, 10:52 PM
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Check this site out for fretboard overlays:
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-25-2019, 10:55 AM
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Re: hate my inlays

Originally Posted by sixstringbp View Post
Check this site out for fretboard overlays:

Cool... I hadn't seen a product like that. I have a couple of guitars that have small or dark abalone inlays and they don't stand out as much as I like. Might have to try one out... I like the lava crackle and moon phases. Thanks for posting that!
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-25-2019, 06:53 PM
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Re: hate my inlays

My course of action for replacing my rosewood fingerboard with maple was to buy another RG550 and swap the necks out, then got rid of the extra guitar.
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