RG 560 Transplant Project
New here. One of the reasons I joined the site was the robust modding community. My favorite thing to do (well outside of playing and even thats debatable) is to mod guitars.
I won't get a chance to crack this project for another few weeks as I'm in a different hemisphere then the parts are, but i thought I'd start a thread and see about getting any advice up front.
two or three years ago a i bought a rg 550 from a pawnshop. It was a bargain for 200 bucks. I've played it and I love it. The problem is that it served as a road guitar for someone and the finish on the body is beat to hell. the custom pickups aren't wired correctly, and while the screamin demon in the bridge is pretty good it just misses something.
Last week I scored a replacement body, silver 1987 560, I can't find a silver one in a catalog, but it has the right stamps and pickups and it's a square heel.
The simple plan is to pull the neck and the bridge of out old and busted black body and swap for the silver body, probably adding a set of blue dimarzio's (injector neck, Dunno middle, Tone Zone or PAF pro bridge).
I've never taken apart and put back together a double locker, so any adivce would be welcome, as well as tips on pickup selection, going for a paul gilbert overall tone.
Pics to be added when i return nd start taking bits and pieces off.