#1
Hey all, I have on my way an Agile Custom Reaper guitar (Flying V style) and it is pretty ratched up

LARGE PIC HERE

It has no electronics (Came new with EMGS so it has a 9V slot)
the Floyd rose upper locking nut is gone and there is a screw stripper in there
Major chippage on the corners, and just general scratches all over.

Pic of it NEW



Anyways my plans for it are...

Convert it to a Hard tail (Tune o matic and string through body)
SD Blackout Pickups..

How should I refinish it? I would like to do something unique to it, but am unsure what would look good on it. I like the blood splater look, and thought about doing it with a black background instead of the white (ala Dan Jacobs) but am not really sold on that.
Last edited by stangconv at Dec 15, 2009,
#2
Good luck turning the floyd into a TOM.

Why not have black blood splat on a blood red back ground? Looks pretty cool to me
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#5
spakly gold.
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Well, technically it could be done, but only in the same way that you could change a cat into a hamburger. It's an unpleasant process, and nobody is happy with the result.
#6
i think the black on red might be cool..

or white on black, or black on white (talked about splatters here.)

ive done a metalic silver on white...
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#7
black+ green splatter = EPIC GUITAR . it would be like you killed some aliens with it! thats what i want to do to one of my guitars!
#9
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black+ green splatter = EPIC GUITAR . it would be like you killed some aliens with it! thats what i want to do to one of my guitars!


DO IT.


pity i didnt think of it
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#10
Bump

Filled in the Floyd. Routed out the hole there and fit a piece in to solidify it.

Some pics.





Mocked up with SD blackouts



More to come...got to run into town to get some bondo or epoxy to smooth everything out.... GOing to mark and drill the holes for the bridge too soon. Then a quicky paint job so I can play this bad boy.
#11
Not sure if anyone cares... So I never took crazy amounts of pics... in fact its kinda crappy job. However I need this guitar, and I dont have time to piss around.

I see a plain guitar and I want to paint it black...









Haha... Going for the rest of the paint soon. Maybe tomorrow.
#17
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Why not have black blood splat on a blood red back ground? Looks pretty cool to me

This idea sounds good.

How do you change a floyd to a hard tail? you just going to block it up or go hard out and fill the hole?

EDIT: Should have looked at the whole thread

Looks frickn sweet!!
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#18
man that lime green looks friggin awesome.....I guess you went for alien blood over human lol
#23
AAAAARRRRRGHHHHHHHH

Grabbed the wrong clearcoat last night and gave it a quick shot (very light) and the clear wanted to eat my green paint. it went from hard dried paint to soft.

So I left it over night, and still the same this morning, brough it to work and stuck it in front of a heater, and its getting better but still pliable.

I am torn if I should resand rigth away and start the paint process over... or just let it dry for a couple more hours and toss the right CC over it anyways. I need it for a show on Jan 9th for one song, and could tear it down again and sand after then.....

GRRR
#27
I already started scraping it down... Will have it sanded and another coat of black on tonight. Alien Blood tomorrow!


I think another problem was that the Green paint went on a little too thick. Gonna thin it and get some better runs as well.
#29
I see a big problem.

You can't glue end grain to long grain.

The grain in block of wood that you glued in where the floyd was is facing the wrong way and its very likely that its going to cause you a heap of trouble with stuff like growth rates, strength, sustain etc etc, the list goes on.
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#30
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Holy long does Poly take to dry?

I think its gonna be best to just sand down and restart. Frack!

A day or two to dry, a month or more to cure.

always test on a scrap piece of wood to see if the paint and clear are compatible or else this will happen.
#31
Dude...the green on black looks epic


Question, what are you gonna do with the old EMG's and Floyd?


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#33
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I see a big problem.

You can't glue end grain to long grain.

The grain in block of wood that you glued in where the floyd was is facing the wrong way and its very likely that its going to cause you a heap of trouble with stuff like growth rates, strength, sustain etc etc, the list goes on.


Really.. I never heard this, and noone told me it even though others more knowledgable then me saw it in progress.
#34
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A day or two to dry, a month or more to cure.

always test on a scrap piece of wood to see if the paint and clear are compatible or else this will happen.



Yeah I have the rigth Clear... I just grabbed the wrong one for whatever reason. Huge Brainfart.

I started sanding it down and scraping the old paint off and my wife came down and said it looked really good the way I had at that point. So I tossed a coouple coats of clear on it... And while she likes it (Still looks like I stabbed an alien, just looks old and dried on, and the rest looks reliced a bit) I am not sure if I like it better.

I shoudl maybe toss a couple pics up and see what everyone says.
#35
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Dude...the green on black looks epic


Question, what are you gonna do with the old EMG's and Floyd?



EMG's Never came with the guitar... I have the floyd though it came in a seperate box.

Pretty much came as straight up wood. Had the strap buttons on.