#1
I have an older Jackson RR3 (before they switched to the real Seymour Duncans instead of seymour duncan designed) and I was wondering what type of wood is the body made of?

Because the finish on it is terrible (chips/scratches,dings) and I have always loved the look of a natural wood guitar and I was thinking about sanding all the paint off and was hoping that the Jackson is made of wood that typically has a nice grain.

I tried google but nothing good came back.
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#2
its probably basswood
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#5
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basswood dents and chips easily thats why i said
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#7
hmm...

So is there anything I could do to take the paint off and still make it look good ?

I know there are veneers but idk if that would work real good for me seeing as I have never tried that.

even though quilted maple would look nice lol
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#8
i have a jackson rr3 as well and the chips really annoy me. does anyone know how one could touch them up to make them less visible or normal again? sanding the whole thing off seems like a lot of work.
#9
Bump...

I'm going to say its alder.

but does anyone know if its pieces glued together or one solid piece
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#10
From my experiences it's not likely to be ply. But I have seen Dinkys that are (all of them pre-fender as well, if i remember correctly).
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#11
Man I would be careful of sanding it down to show a nice wood finish....

If it was USA I would say go for it... but the imports are something else.

Here is a pic of my kelly it was the cheap made in India so it was wayyyy cheaper then your RR3. Still be carefull. 3 piece- middle good quality wood and the faces are fiberboard.

#12
if it is a neck through it should be a solid piece of maple for the neck which goes full length, with alder wings attached to it.

That at least how my RR24M is
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#13
hmmm..

well my is not a neck through nor a USA Jackson.

But I think I am going to go through with it and if it indeed is a three piece body then I can always paint it
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1998 Squier Affinity Stratocaster

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Peavey Valve king 112

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