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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-16-2010, 07:17 AM Thread Starter
 
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Talking My first build/mod from scratch.

I started playing again after 19 years off. I never could afford an Ibanez in the 80's-90's. I got a RG270 in april. I then replaced everything but the body with MIJ parts and seymour duncan PU's. These pics are from my project RG570 body I got a couple months ago. I decided to add my own Herman style grip and I decided to shape the back of the body so I can access the higher frets easier. I wanted to try staining to see how it would come out so here it is. just remember this is my first attempt at anything like this and I am having a blast.



I am now deciding if I want to use the neck and fingerboard I have or replace the maple fingerboard with a rosewood one with sharktooth/lightning inlays. I took a wizardII neck shaved it down to 17mm at 1st fret and 19mm at 15th fret. I did re radius the fingerboard to 430mm but I really like the rosewood look and inlays. I have a rg550 neck with rosewood and sharktooth on my other guitar that I replaced everything on.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-16-2010, 08:01 AM
 
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Re: My first build/mod from scratch.

looks good , i was going to put that grip on a jem body too nice. would have been better painted though. what process did you use to make the grip, files ?
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-17-2010, 07:34 PM
 
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Re: My first build/mod from scratch.

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i was going to put that grip on a jem body too
Double grip. Now that would be interesting.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-24-2010, 03:21 PM
 
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Re: My first build/mod from scratch.

wow, great job for your first mod!
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-24-2010, 03:38 PM
 
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Re: My first build/mod from scratch.

Looks like the wood didn't take the stain evenly - which has nothing to do with you. Did you use conditioner before you stained? I used to be a skeptic, but after using it on cedar and getting uniform staining I became a believer.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-13-2011, 06:35 AM
 
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Re: My first build/mod from scratch.

This looks killer, looking forward to seeing more pics
good job
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