tybacca60
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Join date: May 2012
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#1
Hey guys.A day or two I came to work and saw my boss's son(He's 24) had a guitar case on the table,and he opened it up and it was a Cort V that he sanded down to nothing and is finishing/putting his own p/u's on it.....I thought to myself that would be a awesome Idea to take a V and build it to my specs Iv got a few questions.
1.What does it entail to sand down the body and re-finish it?
2.How hard is it to do the electronic and P/u's since I have no soldering experience?
3.Can different bodies work with different necks?Like a Jackson RR body with a Ibanez neck?Just throwing it out there.
So to me this sounds like a awesome idea,but Id have no idea where to start so Im in need of help UG!!!!Excuse my guitar building Noobishness
Guitars:
Esp Ec-1000 VB with Emg 81/60
Esp ec-1000 Snow White with SD Jb/Jazz
Esp ltd f-50
Amp:
Randall rd-20h
Randall rd112-v30
Pedals:
Digitech rp-1000
Last edited by tybacca60 at Oct 6, 2012,
Robbgnarly
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#2
You need to put this in Guitar Building& Customizing
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tybacca60
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Join date: May 2012
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#3
Mods,can you move this to correct forum please?
Guitars:
Esp Ec-1000 VB with Emg 81/60
Esp ec-1000 Snow White with SD Jb/Jazz
Esp ltd f-50
Amp:
Randall rd-20h
Randall rd112-v30
Pedals:
Digitech rp-1000
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#4
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epiphone14
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#5
Sanding isn't too hard just time consuming. Refinishing it depends on how you are planning to finish it but it is typically easy. Soldering can be hard if you are inexperienced. Yes some necks can fit on other guitars if the dimensions and if everything aligns alright. I personally love modding guitars, and i just finished modding an evh Frankenstein that is my new favorite. So it is definitely worth a go at it.
browns82jk
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Join date: Jul 2011
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#6
sanding i use just a palm sander. Refinishing I recommend going to StewMac and getting the refinishing starter kit. StewMac has a lot of instructions on how to do different finishes too. The necks and bodies it depends on the scale length and the size of the neck pocket. If the neck fits in the neck pocket then the scale length you would just have to reposition the bridge to have it to where you need it.
http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Finishing_supplies/Finishes_and_solvents/ColorTone_Aerosol_Finishing_Kit.html
Thats the refinishing kit basically anything you could need except paint but you can get that from StewMac too if I remember correctly. And if you want like a Custom neck that you know will fit the scale length of the body you can order one from Warmoth. They have a lot of great options you can put on you're neck but they aren't always cheap of course.
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#7
Soldering is super easy to learn, I wouldn't worry about that. I would probably soldering scrap wire or something together first before you start messing with stuff.
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