#1
I recently got my hands on a really nice Ibanez Prestige RG3570Z (J-Craft - not sure if that's anything special). Anyways, I really am not a huge fan of the current color scheme of candy apple red and mustard yellow. Kinda reminds me of McDonald's.

So... After taking a look at one of Paul Gilbert's signature models, I have decided to come up with a new design for my RG.

Here is a picture of the proposal:



What do you think? Should I follow through with this project?

Or, do you have a better suggestion?

This is the best color scheme I could think of for a candy apple red guitar.

Thanks for your input!
#2
I would never add a pickguard to a guitar that doesn't come with one. you would destroy the finish and kill the value.
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#3
Mods - do it
pickguard- do it . I have a ibanez from 2002 it came without the pickguard and oh boy is it now a satin finish down there. (i woud tho recomend to do cut the pickguard yourself , attach it just on the pickup frames (iff u up to get ones) and cut the horn part of - ur not playng with your hands down there.But dont drill aditional holes into guitar body)
#4
trashedlostfdup Definitely understand your point. However, I don't plan on selling this guitar since I love the way it plays. I am interested in modding for my own personal preference.
#5
I would probably try to stick the pickguard on with some double sided tape so that if you got bored with it after a while you wont have extra holes in the body. If you end up using a custom pickguard company I'm sure they can make you one with no screwholes so that it is not obviously missing screws.

I don't remember if it was Fender or Squire but there used to be a Strat in red with a goldish/copper anodised pickguard that I always thought was a smart combination.

Found a pic, I think this one is a plastic guard not the anodised one but shows the colour combo
#6
Quote by OneOfThePak
I recently got my hands on a really nice Ibanez Prestige RG3570Z (J-Craft - not sure if that's anything special). Anyways, I really am not a huge fan of the current color scheme of candy apple red and mustard yellow. Kinda reminds me of McDonald's.


So... After taking a look at one of Paul Gilbert's signature models, I have decided to come up with a new design for my RG.

Here is a picture of the proposal:



What do you think? Should I follow through with this project?

Or, do you have a better suggestion?

This is the best color scheme I could think of for a candy apple red guitar.

Thanks for your input!

Are you just changing the PU covers?

Also, what about adding f holes instead of a PG?

#7
sic6505+ DOUBLE SIDED TAPE. Dude, you are a genius. For sure going with that idea. Thanks for the suggestion!

Ippon as far as the F-Holes, I think it's interesting, but I'm probably going to keep to the original idea for now. I may try later down the road!
#8
It's your money. The jcrafts are the most limited and expensive of the Japanese ibbys. But if you never plan on selling it doesn't matter.
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#9
OneOfThePak The more I picture it, the more I think a pickguard with no visible way of fixing it would be pretty smooth and classy. As a bonus it means not drilling holes in your awesome Ibanez.

I'm sure somewhere like Greasy Groove could do you one without screw holes in any pattern you desire.