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Alright, so I decided yesterday to Rebuild/Refinish the Ibanez RG body that I found in the dumpster. Pics in a few.

EDIT: Sorry about the size of the pics.

I also have a few questions.

1) I know not to sand the inside of the control cavity and pickup holes, but is it ok to sand the Floyd route and the Tremolo Cavity?

2) Can someone identify the wood for me?

Ok, time for the pictooorrrrzzz. Keep in mind, this is my first guitar customization other than adding a killswitch; And also my first time working with a Power Sander, so be nice

Before I started...



Sanding:



Grain Shot to identify..



And finally...

My State of the Art Dust and Particle protection mask from the futtuurrree!!




More pics to come as I get further along


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#2
you can sand the trem cavity out, doesnt make any difference.

as for wood, damn, idk

ask LP addict? hell know what that is.
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#3
Ok, thanks.
I was kinda worried about the trem cavities, as I wasn't sure if they had that special anti radio wave paint or whatever that the pickup cavities have

If only he was on.... <_<


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#4
you found this in a dumpster??
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you found this in a dumpster??

They don't call me the dumpster king for nothing ^.^
I finished sanding the body, all except the Neck Pocket and Tremolo Cavities. Dunno how I'm gonna get at those...

I'll post pics later, for I am too lazy to upload them atm :p


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#6
Pictures, as promised :p I'm done sanding other than the Neck Pocket and Trem cavities
Any tips on how to get into those would be appreciated ^.^




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#7
I'm trying to figure out how to paint it whilst I wait for my parts.. O_o


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#8
Non-trans blue burst. seriously.
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Non-trans blue burst. seriously.

Huh?
I have no idea what you just said, I'm a newb when it comes to paint


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#10
non trans- not see through
blue burst- blue burst
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non trans- not see through
blue burst- blue burst

:| If I wanted it blue, I would have left it blue? >_>


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#12
Blue burst is not the same thing, it's not a solid paint, it's two colors. Think of an Les Paul (outside darker than inside). And refinished guitars always look better, since you did it yourself. Ya know ?

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Blue burst is not the same thing, it's not a solid paint, it's two colors. Think of an Les Paul (outside darker than inside). And refinished guitars always look better, since you did it yourself. Ya know ?

http://www.leadguitars.fr/images/Epiphone-Les-Paul-Standard-Plus-tb.jpg

That be a link to a Trans Blue Burst Epiphone LP Standard Plus. Sexy ...

I know what a Burst is :p
Plus, I wouldn't even know how to do that. :P


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#17
What is that site where you can make a mockup of the guitar?


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#19
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The upper half looks like maple, then the bottom looks like basswood. Weird.


Vertical halves, or Horizontal halves? Or down the side halves ?O_o


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#20
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Vertical halves, or Horizontal halves? Or down the side halves ?O_o


Upper half - the part with the top horn of the guitar, which pokes into your ribs.

Lower half - the part with the bottom horn, which holds the controls.

Edit: Also, the only part where there's a clear divide between wood blocks.
#21
Ahhhh
I thought that looked weird, but i wasn't sure, tbh :p


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#22
Actually, scrap that. I say it's all maple, it's just that one half is flipped 90 degrees, so it looks different from the front. If you look straight down, the grain runs the same. Also, it's the perfect colour for maple, and it has really tight grain lines.. like maple.

Is it bitch heavy?
#23
The guitar mock up site ? Go check Kisekae Virtual Guitar System on google.
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Actually, scrap that. I say it's all maple, it's just that one half is flipped 90 degrees, so it looks different from the front. If you look straight down, the grain runs the same. Also, it's the perfect colour for maple, and it has really tight grain lines.. like maple.

Is it bitch heavy?


No, not heavy at all actually. My friend who's in Woodshop 4 almost identified it as maple, then picked it up and was like


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#25
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No, not heavy at all actually. My friend who's in Woodshop 4 almost identified it as maple, then picked it up and was like


TBH, it's had a lot of wood routed out for the cavities, and it's not a thick guitar.

I'm still saying maple.


Edit: And I mean no offence, but a natural finish will look nasty with that split down the middle, and the grain running all over the place.
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#26
Yeah, I wasn't going to finish this one natural. If I EVER own a natural finish, it will be a custom made by me, with a spalted maple top from Kyle.


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#27
UPDATE TIME!

Alright, so it's not really an update, more of a question really

If I were to reshape the Neck Joint into the shape shown below, would it be strong enough to support the String Tension? Or should I just leave it as the big uncomfortable block that is is now..
The line on the lower horn will be a bevel, incase you're wondering.



A little update!
I'm planning on making the a HSH configuration. Pickup suggestions?
There will also be a little surprise modification to the body as well...

Also, I went to my Magic Dumpster yesterday, all I found was two no name humbuckers, I don't know how they sound yet. :p




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#29
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you KNOW you want a gotoh tremolo for that guitar.

Hell yeah I do
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OH THATS RIGHT BOBBY!! GOLD HARDWARE.
Oh, btw, my mom is cahsing my check and turning it into a money order right now, so take that Ebay listing down man

Also, how do I make the pictures smaller?


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#30
I wish I had a magic dumpster...that would be so cool...I could find...erm, things.
An Augmented 4th or a Diminished 5th?


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I wish I had a magic dumpster...that would be so cool...I could find...erm, things.

Just look around man. Forget the people that look at you because you're dumpster diving, damnit!


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#32
Our dumpsters are locked...you can only put stuff through holes in the tops...stupid french, only a frenchman would think doing it like that.
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#33

Do you have any idea of how my sketch of the neck joint would hold? O_o

EDIT: Removed some unnecessary pictures to reduce load time.


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#34
I'd stick with the original, the bevel should help with access, but if it was built with 4 screws, then it was built like that for a reason, so I will go out on a limb and say, don't mess with it.
Do the bevel though, that looks smexy.

Edit: Unnecessary, always keep the word as it was when adding a prefix. It meticulous when it comes to English. Mind you, I have to be, correcting french people all the time, just like how they correct my french.

I'll show them how to correct their grammar...
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#35
Yeah, but I don't like the feel of the joint as it is right now, and I've seen people turn normal joints into AANJ's before.. Just not sure if it'd work for this guitar o.o

And thanks

Edit: Haha, thanks. I can never remember how to spell that word or necessary..
It's why I got 2nd place in my 5th grade spelling bee


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#36
Really, I'm just lazy with the philosophy of, if it isn't broken, why fix it?

No worries.

Edit: We don't have spelling bees in England, instead if we get a word wrong, we get stabbed by the teacher. Then they nick our phone, film us, and put it on youtube.

(Not that it means anything, but people can sig that if they like, that was my random moment of dry/black comedy for the day...)
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#37
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Really, I'm just lazy with the philosophy of, if it isn't broken, why fix it?

No worries.

Edit: We don't have spelling bees in England, instead if we get a word wrong, we get stabbed by the teacher. Then they nick our phone, film us, and put it on youtube.

(Not that it means anything, but people can sig that if they like, that was my random moment of dry/black comedy for the day...)


xD!
Anyways, I just cashed my check, turned it into a money order, and I am buying gold hardware from LP :p


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#38
OK, that IS basswood. Nearly all RG's are basswood. Anyway, cool.
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Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
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#39
I wouldnt remove the screw like you have drawn it there

I would just leave it as 4 screws but bevel the edges of the neck pocket to make it more comfortable, being careful not to take too much material off near the screws.




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I wouldnt remove the screw like you have drawn it there

I would just leave it as 4 screws but bevel the edges of the neck pocket to make it more comfortable, being careful not to take too much material off near the screws.


:/
So it would be kinda impossible to turn it into a AANJ, then?


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