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  1. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hello, can anyone point me to some luthiers in my area? I'm living in south Florida but I often travel to central Florida. I have an RG body that needs a neck and a Jem that needs a lot of work (potentially a new neck too).
  2. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi everyone, I have a 2000 RG680 that fits really me well and I really like the Lo-Pro. I would like to change the fretboard to maple. I have a great custom builder in the area that I had look at it and he asked what kind of glue Ibanez uses. Does anyone know the answer to that? Has anyone...
  3. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hello, guys! It's my first post in this forum and I'm seeking for any kind of help regarding the build of my new guitar. I never was an Ibanez guy, but yesterday I bought "body+neck kit" inspired on the Ibanez AT100CL (Andy Timmons signature), made by a Brazilian luthier with Brazilian woods...
  4. Vendors, Auction & Reseller Talk
    Just a quick public service announcement. If you are looking for an excellent guitar luthier or repair shop in central Florida I have a recommendation. http://www.starrguitars.com/ I found them a little over a year ago when I needed some work done. Since then I have had them work on 5 of my...
  5. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey everyone, just posted a new video to my Axe Hacks YouTube channel on rosewood fretboard conditioning. I go over the method I typically use, as well as the use of Gorgomyte. If you dig the channel, you can subscribe HERE. The guitar in the vid is a cheapie Ibby RG :wink: Enjoy!
  6. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Anyone here have a 540PII? I've been admiring the style for about ten years but have never really actively pursued acquiring one. I am coming out of a 3 year guitar hiatus now that I'm finishing college. My tuition payments are done and I find myself with a surplus income for the first time...
  7. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Ok, so this guy builds these crazy instruments right: Pretty amazing sounding, and I love the info on his website about its construction etc. What do you guitar freaks think of this?
  8. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Have a JEM project that I cannot get rid of without a serious financial beating so, it's time to put more money into it :lol: Any noteworthy, talented luthiers out there that KNOW how a Jem is supposed to play? Thinking of taking the custom made neck, the Edge Pro, the electronic guts from...
  9. Off-topic / Miscellaneous
    Does anyone know of any luthier schools in the omaha, nebraska (midwest) area or possibly a luthier that I could apprenticeship with. I feel like I have learned the basics of guitar making and now I want to get into the real fine details of the craft. Or if you know any really good websites on...
  10. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hi a friend of mine just received this: It's made by a UK luthier called Doug Wilkes, (http://www.wilkesguitars.co.uk/index.htm) based in Stoke, (Slash's home town). He's been making guitars for years and for a while in the '80s had one of few UK guitar factories. I guess his business sense...
  11. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Anybody tried these? 370532450936
  12. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    ...in the not too distant future. I just ordered a body from Chris at Mai Guitars, great dude btw. Pretending for a moment that I'm good with photoshop, what do you think? A classic take on the swirl JEMs
  13. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I'm working on an RG1570 and I'm finding that I would have to screw the trem studs beyond their functional limit to get reasonable action. I found that that I have to shim the neck quite a bit, more than I would've thought was reasonable. I am stacking two razor blades (the thick part) on top...
  14. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey guys, if I cannot find anyone local to finish my Herc BMC, who would you send it to? I need the following things done. 1) Open up neck pocket just a bit so neck will fit. 2) Install (press) trem studs and housings. 3) Drill trem claw screws 4) Drill backplates screws 5) Drill and install...
  15. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    In an RG7420, we are changing the Lo-TRS to a Lo Pro. We notice that the high E string is right at the edge of the frets. It seems that we need to fill the existing trem stud holes, then redrill for the new trem studs in the correct position. Is this going to have any negative impact on tone...
  16. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Was doing some research & found this fascinating interview with Rich Lasner, father of the Ibanez JEM/RG/Saber/Radius & Yamaha Pacifica guitars. An impressive run & the designs have all aged well. Interview
  17. Off-topic / Miscellaneous
    Hey, Folks. I just applied at a school called South East Technical College. This school is located in a little Minnesota town called Red Wing. If I make the cut I will be majoring in Guitar Repair and Construction this fall. For nine months I well learn the proper way of refretting, fixing...
  18. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I figure it's high time this forum could use a thread like this, especially with the prevalence of Floyd Rose setup questions. I'm not a quack; if I don't know the answer I will ask people I know rather than give you a BS answer. Chances are if a band's needed help in the mid-Atlantic area...
  19. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey guys, I want to get my Ibanez Artist routed for a Edge tremolo. I don't want to deal with hacks, and everyone that does jem bodies found through links on jemsite and others i've found, won't take on this project/mod. Can anyone recommend someone? Thanks, Tony
  20. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I was wondering what your thoughts are on this. I have 20+ years of playing and working on guitars. I do lots of set ups, re-frets for customers, this has been my main focus of guitar work. I have repaired broken head stocks on guitars, I recently built a DNA inspired swirled jem that I had to...
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