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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-01-2012, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
 
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Carbon Fiber Solid Body Electric!

Hey guys & gals,

I thought I was new here, but apparently I had already registered sometime in the past... DOPE!

Just wanted to share this project with you. It is a carbon fiber composite body I've built based on an Ibanez RG. Not my Jem 7VWH, because the body has to be sacrificed to make the molds. That would be a sin.

My first few models are based on the RGR 421EX string through to maximize the properties of carbon fiber.

Here are some links to the build and the results so far:

http://twitmusic.com/carbonconcepts/...r-guitar-build

Some of my previous work and more of the CF build:

http://twitmusic.com/carbonconcepts/...ast-present--2

and my blog:

http://carbonconcepts.net/carbon-fiber-blog.html (please feel free to comment)

I've had it assembled and been playing it for about 6 weeks. It is so light and has wicked sustain.

I have now torn down the guitar to make a few mods and should have new pics up in 1-2 weeks.

I decided against the crackle finish on the sides & will go back to black.

I hate to sell my first prototype, but must to get the next one going.

This has the original OEM wizard 5 neck, emg design pups and all the Ibanez OEM hardware.

Does $599 seem like a fair price for this one of a kind guitar?

Thanks!
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-01-2012, 11:28 AM
 
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Re: Carbon Fiber Solid Body Electric!

a jem body can be had from mai guitars for 120.00
also try carbon wings and use the wood middle for the neck pickups and trem and paint that part black.

unless you can doe the trem cavity with carbon fiber.
you should as ibanez makes an acrylic guitar.

i would like to see a full jem body in carbon id pay 500.00 just for the body.( with trem studs glued in of course).
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-01-2012, 11:50 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Carbon Fiber Solid Body Electric!

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a jem body can be had from mai guitars for 120.00
also try carbon wings and use the wood middle for the neck pickups and trem and paint that part black.

unless you can doe the trem cavity with carbon fiber.
you should as ibanez makes an acrylic guitar.

i would like to see a full jem body in carbon id pay 500.00 just for the body.( with trem studs glued in of course).
Thanks for your interest.

Using a wood mount would negate the superior tonal properties of the CF. The monkey grip & lion's claw add a level of complexity that, currently, render it non cost effective.

Hopefully a Jem will be feasible down the road. It depends on the success of the earlier models.

Thanks
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