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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-29-2009, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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My first build

I was looking to buy a new guitar but after looking all over it was obvious I needed to build one to get the parts I wanted. I found this site and used it as a reference throughout the process. I bought a rg5ex1 neck because I like the reverse headstock. The body is also a rg but I filled the middle pickup hole as I only wanted two humbuckers. I got an ofr which was a drop in fit for me. Even the ofr studs screwed into the trem anchors. The pickups are emg 81 in the bridge and a emg 60 in the neck. I really like the feel of the guitar. I painted the guitar with rattle cans and it came out pretty nice. The cost of professional paint was too cost prohibitive. Maybe some day I'll take it apart and get it painted. Thanks to everyone on the site for all the information I got on the entire process. Feel free to comment good or bad.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-29-2009, 08:52 PM
 
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Re: My first build

it looks bad @$$ but the knobs?? not soo much imo. . maybe some strat knobs? idk but those look a bit weird imo.
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-29-2009, 09:39 PM
 
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Re: My first build

It looks great in my opinion. I don't mind the knobs, nice job!

Building and playing your own guitar is awesome. I'm about to start my next build which is a Jackson PC1 copy.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-29-2009, 10:34 PM
 
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Re: My first build

I hate strat Knobs stick with the Ibanez knobs you've got there!
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-29-2009, 11:39 PM
 
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Re: My first build

Very cool.

What's the finish like on the EMGs? Doesn't get too messy and streaky?
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-29-2009, 11:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: My first build

The finish is shiny chrome for now. I'm sure they will show pick marks and such later.
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-30-2009, 04:37 AM
 
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Re: My first build

Great Job!

You are inspiring me, I may have to take up a luthier hobby...
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-30-2009, 04:51 AM
 
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Re: My first build

Awesome! It looks modern yet classy. Nice job.
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-30-2009, 08:55 AM
 
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Re: My first build

Great work, particularly on the paint!
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-30-2009, 10:51 AM
 
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Re: My first build

Looks great! Get ready to build your second project, a SWIRL! lol...
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-31-2009, 01:08 PM
 
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Re: My first build

what kind of nut did you use? was it a ofr nut or ibanez ? and what size?(r3,r4....) and the guitar looks awesome..
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-31-2009, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: My first build

I used a ofr r4 nut. I filed down the slot about 1/8 inch. I then had to shim it a little bit. I was going to buy a gotoh for it but changed my mind and kept the ofr nut. Thanks for all the positive replies.

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