#1
It was an idea i was contemplating earlier. Is it possible to safely do?
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#3
Well you'd have to refinish the guitar, so sure you could do it as long as you're willing to re-finish it.

Ibanez use Alder in there Jem's, I'm not sure how mahogany would compare in terms of strength, since I'm no woodworker.
#4
good point. with a painted neck and everything it would be a bitch to refinish. thanks yall.
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#5
You could easily do it, you'd just need to refinish the body. Body painting is pretty easy, just scuff the finish, shoot a coat of primer, sand smooth, then lay down enough layers of colour until you're satisfied. You wouldn't need to paint the neck at all, unless you changed the body colour.

There's some good templates for monkey grips floating around.
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Well you'd have to refinish the guitar, so sure you could do it as long as you're willing to re-finish it.

Ibanez use Alder in there Jem's, I'm not sure how mahogany would compare in terms of strength, since I'm no woodworker.

Mahogany is denser and more stable than alder, so it would work BETTER than the Ibanez.
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Mahogany is denser and more stable than alder, so it would work BETTER than the Ibanez.


why cant ibanez read these forums?
burn ibanez =]
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why cant ibanez read these forums?
burn ibanez =]





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bv310: Shooting primer on a scuff-sanded transparent finish? Doesn't sound like it'll be the most invisible partial refinish/repair.
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the prestiges are mahogany.

Not really... All Jems are either basswood or alder. And most RG Prestiges are basswood too. Only two current models are mahogany.
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Quote by Shinozoku
Mahogany is denser and more stable than alder, so it would work BETTER than the Ibanez.


No, it'd work the same as Ibanez.
The only way it'd work better is if Ibanez were doing something that could be improved upon, and as JEM monkey grips don't buckle (I assume anything that would make it buckle would also make mahogany buckle) it isn't better than Ibanez.

And "Ibanez should read these forums", I'm afraid that the Vai sig, is down to Vai, not Ibanez they couldn't just say "Steve, some kids on a forum think that a wood that'll do exactly the same job is better, we're changing all your JEM line to mahogany."
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That's the first thought I had...not the 'dream guitar' part, but they are such nice guitars, I'd hate to see one butchered.

But hey, that's just me.


To the TS; this is definitely doable, but like everyone else said, you'd have to refinish it. If you've never re-finished a guitar, I might not try your first ever shot at it on your main guitar, but if you've got experience, it could be a fun project.