Jemsite - Reply to Topic
All Other Guitars (including Prestige) Discussion about other Ibanez Guitars not covered in the above topics. Includes J-Custom, USA-Custom, Prestige subforum.

Thread: Making my own Ibanez 1527m Reply to Thread
Title:
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Jemsite forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address

IMPORTANT: You will be required to activate your account so please ensure that your email address is correct.

If you do not receive your activation check your spam folder before using the CONTACT US form (at the bottom right of each page).



Email Address:
OR

Log-in










  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
01-30-2016 11:10 AM
RGTFanatic
Re: Making my own Ibanez 1527m

Quote:
Originally Posted by webmaestro View Post
Yeah, I'll have an extra neck left over. What I'll probably do is just watch ebay for a 1527 body. They do pop up every now and then, and when one does I'll grab it. I've always wanted a white guitar with all-chrome hardware, so perhaps that'll be what THAT 1527 project turns out to be

That's assuming I can get a chrome Edge Pro 7, tuners, locking nut, and string tree. I'm not sure if Rich even has those.
Not that it helps with a 1527, but I think I still have all the chrome hardware from my UV777. It's a Lo-Pro7 set.
01-30-2016 04:11 AM
bear1
Re: Making my own Ibanez 1527m

You might get lucky and find those chrome bits and bobs on eBay if your patient enough. Agreed a white and chrome ibanez is deffo where its at! me I'm selling my project 1527 and other bits asap and try to bag me an rg752ahm before they sell out. I dont know if there the same deal as the 652 ahm which are/ were a limited run and only available in the USA......as usual! But don't want to risk missing out
01-24-2016 05:44 PM
webmaestro
Re: Making my own Ibanez 1527m

Quote:
Originally Posted by bear1 View Post
The neck on mine is also in very good condition. Whilst I see that you will end up with a super high end neck when all said and done (I will be extremely jealous). Personally I'd rip the fretboard off they're great necks so I'd want to keep it, I'd save money by just getting a fretboard done rather than a whole neck and my 1527 is getting zero play currently so even if I did just that and no other changes it would then get some play time. I think the bespoke neck build option would be on the cards for me if I was also getting a body build to go with it ie a super/ j custom ish 1527m. Plus you will just have a random neck floating about then?? Saving for a later project?!
Yeah, I'll have an extra neck left over. What I'll probably do is just watch ebay for a 1527 body. They do pop up every now and then, and when one does I'll grab it. I've always wanted a white guitar with all-chrome hardware, so perhaps that'll be what THAT 1527 project turns out to be

That's assuming I can get a chrome Edge Pro 7, tuners, locking nut, and string tree. I'm not sure if Rich even has those.
01-24-2016 05:18 AM
bear1
Re: Making my own Ibanez 1527m

They've just been put up for pre order on Yandas music for 1500 usd which is around 1100 pounds not bad tbh
01-23-2016 07:30 PM
bear1
Re: Making my own Ibanez 1527m

I've been going through the namm 2016 videos on YouTube its on there along with a few other maple fretboard guitars. Its about time they made a maple 7 string production guitar, they've only been making 7 strings since 1990.
Fingers crossed we can get them in europe, I'm sure its not the case but I always feel we miss out on some of the goodies vs the USA and Japan. Trying to guess how much it will be is killing me. I'm thinking around 1500 pounds which I think is about 1700 usd wouldn't be far off.
If find ash to be much brighter than mahogany and has more cut and less mids than bass wood. It was used for the old vintage strats. I have an old blazer which is all stock and it sounds amazing. Check out a web page called "all about tonewoods" it will tell u all u need to know
01-23-2016 04:22 PM
Steveche
Re: Making my own Ibanez 1527m

Quote:
Originally Posted by bear1 View Post
Wow man thanks for the heads up. That guitar is stunning love the green and I like that its ash bodied for a change. I can't find out much about this at all except the specs. How much is it, is it avaliable in the UK and for god sake dont say its a limited run cos after buying the 1527m I won't have the cash this year :s think I'll look at selling that project 1527 and a few other guitars that are gathering dust and see if I can afford one of those beauts!
No problem. I can't find much either. I just saw it in the 2016 catalogue that Rich posted on his website. Looks like it will be a production model, but who knows if it'll be all, or select regions. Only time will tell!

Where does ash fit as a tone wood for guitar bodies, compared to basswood and mahogany/maple top? Somewhere in the middle? Or even compared to alder? I've never played an ash-bodied Ibanez.
01-23-2016 02:53 PM
bear1
Re: Making my own Ibanez 1527m

Wow man thanks for the heads up. That guitar is stunning love the green and I like that its ash bodied for a change. I can't find out much about this at all except the specs. How much is it, is it avaliable in the UK and for god sake dont say its a limited run cos after buying the 1527m I won't have the cash this year :s think I'll look at selling that project 1527 and a few other guitars that are gathering dust and see if I can afford one of those beauts!
01-21-2016 03:54 PM
Steveche
Re: Making my own Ibanez 1527m

I'm not a 7-string player, but I've been lurking this thread for fun. Don't know if you guys have seen it on Rich's site yet, but new this year is an Ibanez Prestige RG752AHM. Same beautiful ash body with transparent green finish as the RG652AHM, Lo Pro 7, PAF 7s and birdseye maple fretboard!!! If I'm ever tempted to play 7-strings it would probably be because of this! Stunning guitar.
01-12-2016 03:44 PM
bear1
Re: Making my own Ibanez 1527m

The neck on mine is also in very good condition. Whilst I see that you will end up with a super high end neck when all said and done (I will be extremely jealous). Personally I'd rip the fretboard off they're great necks so I'd want to keep it, I'd save money by just getting a fretboard done rather than a whole neck and my 1527 is getting zero play currently so even if I did just that and no other changes it would then get some play time. I think the bespoke neck build option would be on the cards for me if I was also getting a body build to go with it ie a super/ j custom ish 1527m. Plus you will just have a random neck floating about then?? Saving for a later project?!
01-12-2016 01:32 PM
webmaestro
Re: Making my own Ibanez 1527m

Quote:
Originally Posted by bear1 View Post
I am UK based and yes the import tax is horrendous outside of Europe:s
Why did you have a whole new neck built rather than just have the fretboard replaced?
A year and a load of money is par for the course on any custom work like that. If you want a custom guitar built from scratch it can take years and years. It will be worth the wait in the end. Message Eric for an update.
If I was to get a similar neck made I'd certainly search the EU for a high quality neck builder first. But as the saying goes if you want something enough you'll shell out the cash for it.
I just couldn't bring myself to rip the fretboard off a perfectly good RG1527 neck. Mine was in near-mint condition including the frets.

So, I watched ebay for almost a year, hoping for a badly used RG1527 neck that I COULD use for a fretboard swap, but one never came up.

So, after all that waiting, I decided to have Eric build a neck from scratch... based on Ben Eller's recommendation, and Eric's confidence that he could match the 1527's shape and dimensions.
01-12-2016 01:08 PM
bear1
Re: Making my own Ibanez 1527m

I am UK based and yes the import tax is horrendous outside of Europe:s
Why did you have a whole new neck built rather than just have the fretboard replaced?
A year and a load of money is par for the course on any custom work like that. If you want a custom guitar built from scratch it can take years and years. It will be worth the wait in the end. Message Eric for an update.
If I was to get a similar neck made I'd certainly search the EU for a high quality neck builder first. But as the saying goes if you want something enough you'll shell out the cash for it.
01-11-2016 08:23 AM
webmaestro
Re: Making my own Ibanez 1527m

Quote:
Originally Posted by bear1 View Post
Thanks RGT I am super chuffed with my 1527m. Agreed if I want to shift the other 1527 I should. Although I'm reluctant just for a backup live guitar.
Wow webmaestro that project looks cool!! loving the scallops and neck I'll read through your thread when I get a mo. Take it Eric is USA based? Wouldnt mind getting something similar built at a later date. Unless i land another 1527m which seems highly unlikely!
Eric is indeed US-based. I only just now caught that you're in the UK. I did a neck swap with someone in the UK a couple years ago, so it's not impossible, but not something I'd recommend. Turned out to be very expensive--moreso for him, because he had to pay some kind of import duty (I forget what it was called).

Eric's been working on my neck for about 7 months now, just to give you an idea of timeframe, and no word on when it'll be finished. Seems like any kind of custom guitar work just takes forever to get done.
01-10-2016 06:38 PM
bear1
Re: Making my own Ibanez 1527m

Thanks RGT I am super chuffed with my 1527m. Agreed if I want to shift the other 1527 I should. Although I'm reluctant just for a backup live guitar.
Wow webmaestro that project looks cool!! loving the scallops and neck I'll read through your thread when I get a mo. Take it Eric is USA based? Wouldnt mind getting something similar built at a later date. Unless i land another 1527m which seems highly unlikely!
01-10-2016 01:58 PM
webmaestro
Re: Making my own Ibanez 1527m

I'm currently doing exactly this. I have a 1527 body (w/edge pro), and I have a luthier named Eric Bauer building a neck for me, with a maple fretboard. Check out the progress/story here:

http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f21/pr...by-135848.html


I was inspired by Ben Eller's 7-string RFR RG550 project, and Ben mentioned Eric Bauer as the maker of HIS neck. So I reached out to Eric and we launched the neck build. Here's the last update pic he sent me:

(the neck on the right is my stock RG1527 neck he used for measurements)







01-10-2016 12:49 PM
RGTFanatic
Re: Making my own Ibanez 1527m

Very, very nice Bear! I have to admit, I'm a little jealous.............

You shouldn't have any trouble selling the other 1527 should you decide to.
This thread has more than 15 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome