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So I had to admit I've bought a lot of stuff on ebay and here on Jemsite for the past years, so I was looking around in drawers and boxes and found enough parts to assemble a complete awesome guitar.

Just had to make a middle single coil first. (long live the madness)
Body: RG3120
Neck: JPM
Bridge: Edge
Pickups: Dimarzio: Breed (br) Evo (mid) Paf Joe (n) Planning to get a Seymour Duncan Liberator so I can experiment with pickups later.
Wiring: pos 1. Neck Hum series, 2. Neck parallell, 3. Neck coil towards neck with middle single coil, 4. inside coils of both humbuckers, 5. Bridge Hum.

Now to the Pictures.


Clean Body.


Using a Jem pickguard for correct position of the middle single coil.


Getting the template ready.


Workbench.


Cavity ready, painted with shielding paint from stewmac.


Body.


Complete.
 

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That looks very nice! Nicely and neatly cut out the single coil cavity. What paint did you use to the single coil cavity?
 

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I've never had a 3120 or a mahogany body with maple top and I never expected this one to be so bright.
I have a 2020 and two 2027's with mahogany bodies and they are a lot darker sounding.
 

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Nice work! Looks killer,

I've never had a 3120 or a mahogany body with maple top and I never expected this one to be so bright.
I have a 2020 and two 2027's with mahogany bodies and they are a lot darker sounding.
It is just the way it is, different pieces of wood.
It is not really the maple top that makes the difference.
I have a bunch of 3120's and some are bright, some darker, some normal.
Most of the time does the sound go hand in hand with the weight of the guitar.

I take a guess and say yours are over normal heavy?

/Magnus
 

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You're right, this one is pretty heavy, just as my 2020 actually.
I've already put a tonezone and an air norton in there, but i will try even darker pickups.
 
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