#1
Alright so, I have come across a person in my town who is selling a certain guitar (picture below), for $100. It apparently is a custom made "Stirling" RG shaped guitar, from an independent guitar builder in Perth. He claims the only thing missing is a floyd rose bridge. I have looked online and there hasn't been much insight on how to install a floyd rose, especially because this guitar is custom built. So is it worth it guys? How much would it cost?

Also the pickups he is unsure of however they read Dimarzio/IBZ on the top. I'm currently looking for a fairly cheap metal/rock guitar and I thought this should be a pretty good deal? Not to sure. I don't really want it, if much adjusting the wood, etc; is involved.



Any help really appreciated!
Thanks, Josh.
#2
what does it say on the head stock (front and rear). i am not sure but i remember it being a signature model of somebody. i want to say one of the guys from metallica, but i really don't remember.
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#3
the pickups are likely from a 2000 series ibanez too. but i am not sure if they came in there stock.
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#4
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what does it say on the head stock (front and rear). i am not sure but i remember it being a signature model of somebody. i want to say one of the guys from metallica, but i really don't remember.


Unfortunately, I can't say at this point in time, as all the photos I've seen the headstock hasnt been visible enough to show the writing. What do you think as far as buying for $100 and putting in a new bridge? Much work? Worth it?

Thanks for the response!
#5
Quote by JoshGermon
Unfortunately, I can't say at this point in time, as all the photos I've seen the headstock hasnt been visible enough to show the writing. What do you think as far as buying for $100 and putting in a new bridge? Much work? Worth it?

Thanks for the response!


i don't know what it is first, and if it were to be a 2000 series ibanez prestige you would be dropping $3XX on a bridge.

jackson is known for their murals on guitars.

the neck of both ibanez and jackson use some degree of the shark tail inlays.

unless somebody comes on here and says its a prestige or a good signature model (which i doubt), it wouldn't be worth your time effort or money.
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#6
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i don't know what it is first, and if it were to be a 2000 series ibanez prestige you would be dropping $3XX on a bridge.

jackson is known for their murals on guitars.

the neck of both ibanez and jackson use some degree of the shark tail inlays.

unless somebody comes on here and says its a prestige or a good signature model (which i doubt), it wouldn't be worth your time effort or money.


Thanks for the reply! Alright, will take that advice. Also for the sake of any one else trying to figure out what it is, here's more pictures.





#7
how is the jack positioned? is there a like a barrel jack (can't see inside from outside) or is it a standard jack, which is just a standard jack with a plate held down to two screws?

http://www.applestone-music.co.uk/contents/media/barrel-jack-socket.jpg

or

http://guitarheads.net/products/electronics/jackstereo.html
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#8
Quote by trashedlostfdup
how is the jack positioned? is there a like a barrel jack (can't see inside from outside) or is it a standard jack, which is just a standard jack with a plate held down to two screws?

http://www.applestone-music.co.uk/contents/media/barrel-jack-socket.jpg

or

http://guitarheads.net/products/electronics/jackstereo.html


I'm not actually sure. These are all the pictures I have of it.
#9
Quote by JoshGermon
I'm not actually sure. These are all the pictures I have of it.



i thought that you already got it so if you don't' have it already, i would let somebody else get it.

also whenever you see "custom" or "modified" or such in most cases its NOT a good thing.
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youre just being a jerk man.



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i thought that you already got it so if you don't' have it already, i would let somebody else get it.

also whenever you see "custom" or "modified" or such in most cases its NOT a good thing.


oh sorry if you were mislead! Haha, gotcha! Ill give this one a pass..
#11
Quote by JoshGermon
oh sorry if you were mislead! Haha, gotcha! Ill give this one a pass..


not your fault, it was properly noted i just assumed.

no worries. good luck hopefully you learned something that will be useful for something another time. the more you know the better prices you buy/sell.
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alright "king of the guitar forum"


Quote by trashedlostfdup
nope i am "GOD of the guitar forum" i think that fits me better.


Quote by andersondb7
youre just being a jerk man.



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2017-04-13 RUN AWAY from COMPUTERS!!! TCE? RANT ALERT!!!
2017-03-02 - Guitar Philosophy 1001- Be Prepared For the Situation (Thursday 2017-03-02)
2017-02-21 How to Hot-Rod the Hell of your Stratocaster for $50! (Tuesday 2017-2-21)
Resentments and Rambling from a Guitar Junkie
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#12
Quote by trashedlostfdup
i thought that you already got it so if you don't' have it already, i would let somebody else get it.

also whenever you see "custom" or "modified" or such in most cases its NOT a good thing.


Agreed. Unless it says custom strung left handed strat belonging to Hendrix offcourse

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