Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Re: Ibanez RG570 1993
I think the older RG570s are great, as I have a handful of them and they are really easy to customize, etc. I think of them as the Honda Civic of electric guitars. Not expensive, but play great and you can really trick them out. They also give you a pretty good tonal palate to work with.
You could get the Planet Waves body restore kit. I just used the Step 3 "Shine", and it worked wonders on one of my older guitars.
As far at the fretboard and neck, a little steel wool on the frets and some bore oil will go a long way. I use a pretty basic fretboard conditioner, and it works fine. It cleans up nice, and doesn't leave any buildup or a trace it was ever even there (except for a nice shine).
I've probably got some parts lying around here that I won't use (pickup rings, knobs, etc.) so if you wanna PM me or shoot me an e-mail, I'll see what I can do to help you get started.
I use electronics parts cleaner for my trems, believe it or not. I take the whole thing apart and spray a little on each piece, scrub them, and then put it back together and for some reason it works great for me.
As far as the body, if you wanna go cheap and get a good job done, go see a local autobody painter, and offer him like $100 to shoot your gutair and clear it. That would be for starters. Otherwise, if you wanna make a little bit of an investment and get something fancy done, there are plenty of people on this board to contact that will do a more custom job, i.e. graphics, swirl, and you could really have some fun.