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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-22-2013, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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Summer Project

So I was thinking about doing some sort of guitar build as a summer project. However, I'm debating whether to start completely from scratch with all new parts, or use part of what I have already.

I have a 3-4 ish year old RG350MDX. I absolutely hate the neck and the trem, but from my understanding the trem can be replaced with an edge pro, or with some redrilling, an OFR.

However, the idea of building a guitar from scratch seems really interesting, that and I've seen some fairly cheap square heel wizard necks. I also have heard good things about Nate Pearle's necks and bodies.

That being said, here are my ideas:

1) Put a new neck, bridge, and pickups on my RG.

2) Buy a JEM body from Nate and a Wizard neck and start from scratch.

3) Buy a nnd a body from Nate and build a custom JS.

Any feedback and/or tips would be appreciated. Thanks.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-22-2013, 02:54 PM
 
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Re: Summer Project

have you painted and finished a guitar body before?

whats wrong with the 350 neck?? Is it maple with black inlays?? yum!
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Satchmo'....? Haha nice username, it confused me much
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^Lol thanks
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have you painted and finished a guitar body before?

whats wrong with the 350 neck?? Is it maple with black inlays?? yum!
No, I have not. And as far as the neck goes, I just don't like the Wizard 3.
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There's another guy who posts regularly named satchmo.
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There's another guy who posts regularly named satchmo.
I was thinking that!! I saw 8 post and was like,, am I imagining things?!?
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Re: Summer Project

If you had Fireman on the list I would have voted for that!

Kind of depends on how much you wan to spend.. I think the cheapest would be the first option. Once you get into buying a new body then finishing it, you end up spending quite a bit unless you already have everything you'll need. But that said, I love finishing guitars.. every time I do, you learn a little more.
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If you had Fireman on the list I would have voted for that!

Kind of depends on how much you wan to spend.. I think the cheapest would be the first option. Once you get into buying a new body then finishing it, you end up spending quite a bit unless you already have everything you'll need. But that said, I love finishing guitars.. every time I do, you learn a little more.
Yeah. In addition to the cost effectiveness of the first choice, I don't really want a useless guitar laying around. However, I really do want the experience of starting a guitar from scratch. Also, I'm considering going with one of the earlier PGMs as well. I love the simplicity of the hardtail PGMs.
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