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Hello all, I am restoring/modding an old ibanez rt-150. I'm basically making an Andy Timmons Clone. However i have had a tough time finding an ibanez maple fretboard neck with 22 frets. I do not want to pay a lot of money as i am trying to clone the AT100 to save money. That and i wanted to restore a guitar.

I found a Ibanez RX20 that is in great condition with a hardshell case for about $95 online. According to wiki the neck is the same size and shape as the rt neck with 2 less frets. The scale of both necks is 25.5". I have also read that these necks are actually pretty nice and play very fast due to being well made and pretty thin. they have jumbo frets whereas the rt viper neck has regular sized frets.

Is this a good deal and would it be a good fit? I know i will have to replace the hardware because the rx neck has cheap tuners on them, so i will have to fill some holes. What do you guys think? i haven't had any other luck with finding the right neck without paying the bucks to have one made. If i do that i might as well have bought a AT10P.

I'll post progress of my work soon with pictures
 

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Anyone? If anyone knows about this and could answer I would greatly appreciate it. the rx20 is up for auction and I would like to get it before it's gone to someone else if this will work. Thank you.
 

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The RX 20 is a lower quality neck than the one on your RT-150, I wouldn't want to use that.

Does your RT-150 neck have the 23rd and 24th frets overhanging the neck heel? You may be better off trimming the last two frets and rounding it off nicely to a 22 fret one if it does. I've seen people do this to old-school RG necks so they can fit on square heel joint S series, etc.

Doing this would mean you would have a better quality neck, and more money left in your wallet. ;)

Ah, sorry, just remembered that this model came with a rosewood fretboard, and you want maple. Scratch that idea then.
 
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