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Old 04-14-2012, 04:23 PM   #1
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Unlimited Challenge 2012- Ibanez RG Prototype

I decided to start another build and build three necks at once. For those who haven't seen my first challenge build, you can see it here. This will be a lot easier shape to work with and will just have a custom paint job and maybe a few other changes. here's what i have:



i started cutting the body out today so i will hopefully have that done soon. here are some specs:

Body: Poplar
Bridge: Floyd
Electronics: 1 Volume, 1 Tone, 1 3-Way Toggle
Pickups: haven't decided but there will be 2 humbuckers

If you are wondering if i will keep doing the squid, the answer is yes. I need to neaten it up, stain it then do the necks. I will be doing another build along with this one soon.

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Old 04-14-2012, 04:24 PM   #2
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Progress:
Template: Done
Body Blanks: Done
Body Rough Cut: Done
Body Final Cut: Done
Body Glued: Done
Routs: 3/4 of the way done
Front Belly Cut: Done
Back Belly Cut: Not Done
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Old 04-14-2012, 04:33 PM   #3
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how do you have the money for this?
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Old 04-14-2012, 04:48 PM   #4
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how do you have the money for this?


i work with my dad every sturday at his shop. right now im broke
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Old 04-14-2012, 05:08 PM   #5
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here's a drawing i did of the paint job:


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Old 04-14-2012, 05:23 PM   #6
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i work with my dad every sturday at his shop. right now im broke


Dude buying dimarzios like they're sweets? I'm not surprised! Jeez how much does he pay you? Minimum wage full time for 6 weeks only earnt me like a grand
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Old 04-14-2012, 05:46 PM   #7
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That's a pretty funky paint job you've got planned, good to see something a bit different though. What's that inlay I see at the twelfth fret?

Also, I'll add a link to this thread in the build challenge - good luck man.
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:06 PM   #8
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That's a pretty funky paint job you've got planned, good to see something a bit different though. What's that inlay I see at the twelfth fret?

Also, I'll add a link to this thread in the build challenge - good luck man.


its just a rectangle

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Dude buying dimarzios like they're sweets? I'm not surprised! Jeez how much does he pay you? Minimum wage full time for 6 weeks only earnt me like a grand


he pays enough. im not totally broke. $32 to be exact. plus im selling an amp so hopfully ill have $182
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Old 04-15-2012, 12:36 PM   #9
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Hopefully this one has a smooth template to save you some sanding time!

Keep the updates coming!

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Old 04-16-2012, 12:37 PM   #10
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Hopefully this one has a smooth template to save you some sanding time!

Keep the updates coming!



very smooth!
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:44 PM   #11
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That paint job looks killer! Good luck on the build, I <3 Ibanez guitars.
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:55 PM   #12
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same here.

Here are updates for those who are wondering where they are. i've been busy last week so i didn't have much time to work on this but i got around to finish 1 of 2 blanks. the second has the rough cut. i will also need to puddy because of little chips that the router took off. so here are the blanks:





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Old 04-28-2012, 07:46 PM   #13
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sorry for no updates but on the second post you can see progress that i have made. pics wont be posted until possibly monday but dont be suprised if there not up by friday.

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Much smoother! Keep it up.
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:00 AM   #15
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did the neck pocket and neck pickup yesterday. i have to buy the floyd rose template soon because thats comin up.

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Old 04-30-2012, 04:10 PM   #16
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you guys got lucky! here's some pics of the routs. btw, got the bridge pickup done this afternoon. so know i need to do the control cavity and floyd rose routs. without further ado:




with a neck in:




the template i made curves in slightly making it a tight fit. but something went wrong so there is a slight gap that i need to fill right here:



thats all for now! any ideas to fill that gap i would be glad to hear!

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Old 04-30-2012, 10:42 PM   #17
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It'd probably be best to use some wood leftover from the body cut scraps and make a shim, then glue it in place. You're painting it, so no one will know any better. Looking good so far!
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It'd probably be best to use some wood leftover from the body cut scraps and make a shim, then glue it in place. You're painting it, so no one will know any better. Looking good so far!


thats what i was thinking.
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Old 05-05-2012, 02:34 PM   #19
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I sanded the edges today and did a round over. I also started the belly cut.



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Old 05-06-2012, 01:04 AM   #20
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Looks good man. Every build you do seems to come out that much tidier - keep it up.
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