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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-13-2016, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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RG680 Fretboard Replacement & Body Paint

Hi everyone, I have a 2000 RG680 that fits really me well and I really like the Lo-Pro. I would like to change the fretboard to maple. I have a great custom builder in the area that I had look at it and he asked what kind of glue Ibanez uses. Does anyone know the answer to that? Has anyone changed a fretboard before that can describe any tips or gotchas?

He also asked if it has a laminated top. In looking at the minimal info available on this model, I think it is the Quilted Maple model. Any tips/gotchas on painting the body a solid color? He thought it could be just scuff sanded, and wouldn't need to be stripped.

Lastly, is it a bad idea to do additional routes like a monkey grip in this body?

Thanks Everybody!
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-17-2016, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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Re: RG680 Fretboard Replacement & Body Paint

Any bad experiences doing either of these things? I am most interested in the fretboard change and what type of glue they use. Thanks
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-18-2016, 10:30 AM
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Re: RG680 Fretboard Replacement & Body Paint

Most use Titebond

Laminate top is an extra layer of wood laminate over the body.

It's your guitar, you can customize it any way you like.
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