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post #16 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-01-2006, 12:20 AM
 
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Re: I miss the Voyager (sort of)!

Wow, that is so awesome. I love the neck.
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post #17 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-01-2006, 01:05 AM
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Do you have any contact info on these luthiers
I need to warn you, I spent almost a year wathcing their backs 2 or 3 times a week, spending 4,5 even 6 hours in the shop to get things done in time and according to my specs. So, I woulndt recomend buying from another country or even city. They can deliver the goods but you NEED to be there.

Every tiny little thing you see in the custom PGM and custom RBM was handpicked by me, the woods, the design of the neck, the inlays, the top, the kind of sunburst, etc, etc.

They did 2 necks because the 1rst one was flawed. They did the sunburst several times until they got the way I want, etc, etc. I mean, they can do pretty amazing instruments, but their quality is not very consistent.

Any good luthier can build you a neck like that, you just need to know exactly what to ask for. I ll go with a local unless you want to do an extremely expensive work. In that case, there is an argentian Luthier (the one that made the custom JPM, that has a more consistent quality).
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I miss Star Trek Voyager
I don't .

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post #19 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-03-2006, 11:18 AM
 
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I'm not the only one
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Here is my baby:






How can you possibly not love the shape of that guitar? The rounded edges are the perfect final touch in that awesome design.

The RBM2 was the best Ibanez had to offer at the time IMHO.
Oh man, that is so much more beautiful up close, nice pics and beautiful RBM custom. Nice work, RCB.
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Thanks. That RBM1 was my first good guitar. I remember that I was incredibly happy when my parents got me my previus guitar (the first I got with a licensed Floyd Rose) which was Hyundai. It was a piece of crap, but at the moment I was SO incredibly happy.... until I saw the add of the RBM2 in guitarworld. I loved it SO much that I hated Ibanez for making such a beatutifull guitar, I just fell in love with it. (if someone has a good pic of that add, please send it to me).

A year or later.... I ve been saving for an RG570, when I finally got the money and went for it, the local importer had an RBM1BK on display. There was no other guitar for me, I had to own it. Again, my parents (for the last time) bought me the guitar (I was 500USD short of the RBM1). I felt the luckiest guy on the planet... again.

Even though the guitar was kept in its original shape for nearly 12 years, and eventually I bought and sold several similar or better guitars, I could never part with it. I think its the only guitar owned for more than a couple of years without ever getting published in the classifieds.

There was a point when I really wouldn't play that guitar anymore because it wasn't appealing anymore compared to my other axes, so I decided to make it my favourite again. I had some very interesting guitars at the time so it wasnt going to be easy (jem 10th, UVMC, PGM Custom, Pacifica 1412 among others).

The neck was done twice, literally. The first 3 piece (katalox, maple, katalox with stone inlays) custom neck didn't look or feel good enough, so the new one (5 piece, katalox, maple, katalox, maple, katalox with cocobolo headstock and maple inlays) was done. The sunburst (particularly the front) was done SEVERAL times until they got it just the way I wanted. I spent countless hours with the Luthier (we became good friends) working on this guitar.

The result: This is my favourite guitar. It is by far the best sounding guitar I ever had. The weird pup combo I had on it works amazingly good (Di Marzio Megadrive, Fender, Seymour Duncan Hot Rails).

So I love it for many reasons, it was my first good guitar, its been with me longer than any other guitar, it was a gift from my parents, and I think its the best looking and sounding guitar I ve ever played. Therefore, it is by far the less likely to be sold in the future.

She has been with me for 14 years now. Even though I had and still have several affairs with other guitars, I m married to this one

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Oh man, that is so much more beautiful up close, nice pics and beautiful RBM custom. Nice work, RCB.
So nice and shiny .

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