#1
So im really motivated to build a guitar that combines my 2 favorites. The ibanez IC400 (looks cool, plays amazing) and a gibson lp custom (looks classy, thick heavy "lp" sound)

So far the specs im thinking of are

-IC400 shape
-Mahogany body/maybe maple cap (full lp thickness)
-Thick white binding front,back,neck, and headstock
-Ebony fretboard, MOP Block inlays, Mahogany neck (set neck)
-Planet waves tuners, tunomatic bridge and stoptail, maybe BK pickups


pphotoshop i had made up. what you guys think? should i leave it as is or should i maybe "spice" it up with a trans-finish with some sweet top and maybe split black inlays?
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#2
Personally, I would give it some more Les Paul features. Y'know, a regular Gibson headstock or even a Firebird headstock, rosewood fretboard, 3 gold covered pickups (maybe just the cover for the middle pickup if you don't plan on actually using it).
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#4
I for shur want an ebony fretboard and if anybody wants to photoshop that pic with the different headstocks please do
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#5
That headstock is horrid, imo.

Do a classic Gibson style headstock.
It might look odd.


And don't do split inlays. Again, personal opinion, but I hate them. MOP block looks nice.
#6
u know ibanez did make one with the controls of the lp and the same hardware and simular inlays right?
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u know ibanez did make one with the controls of the lp and the same hardware and simular inlays right?




that the one? if so ya i know. i have it, thats why i wanna build another but more to my specs
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no they made one that was even closer but yeah that ones simular, the one im talking about even had a smaller headstock
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no they made one that was even closer but yeah that ones simular, the one im talking about even had a smaller headstock



havn't seen it
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I did a really bad job with the firebird headstock, but I think you should go with the one, but of course with a black headstock color.
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#11
Personally, I'd round the upper bout closest to the headstock to make it look more LP-like.
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I did a really bad job with the firebird headstock, but I think you should go with the one, but of course with a black headstock color.



i kinda like the lp one....hmmmm
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^ I just tried that, this is the output lol

for some reason, it looks like a shark lol
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^ I just tried that, this is the output lol

for some reason, it looks like a shark lol


haha i think ill stick to the iceman body shape and maybe the gibson headstock, its starting to grow on me.
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I don't know about you, but I find the Gibson headstock a bit too symetrical for the body, maybe a 3x3 ESP headstock would look better.
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^ I just tried that, this is the output lol

for some reason, it looks like a shark lol


Upper bout, not lower bout. I only have Paint which makes image editing a bit hard
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#17
The original one looks sick. There is a site with almost perfect diagrams of the entire thing, its pretty hot. Im almost going to make it my next next project. But im running low on money.
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Upper bout, not lower bout. I only have Paint which makes image editing a bit hard

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#19
the Firebird headstock doesn't look too bad, but don't do a reverse one. It looks out of place and it's a real bitch to tune.

Also, have a flame maple top. That would be most awesome. I find it a bit boring that so many guitars today (especially Ibanez) are all black. COLOURS FTW!
#20
damn, that lp like lower bout is growing on me too!
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i like the firebird headstock idea and do everything teal
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#22
K so atm confirmed specs

Mahogany body
THick white binding on front and back

Mahogany neck/Ebony fretboard/MOP block inlays


Possible details
Maple cap or flame maple top
Lp Headstock or ESP headstock
Iceman bridge or maybe even a floyd rose??

Heres it with the esp headstock (i think i would add something in the center like the split diamond)
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#23
the esp headstock looks good, do that with the diamond, yeah, that will be sweet. do a floyd too, that would look bad-ass
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#24
Gold pickup covers? The back covers doesn't look too good with gold hardware, IMO
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The Explorer headstock is the best for this design, IMHO.
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#26
The Ibanez headstock looks fine for me. Its kind cool how they split the tuners to be 3 on top and 3 on bottom.
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The Ibanez headstock looks fine for me. Its kind cool how they split the tuners to be 3 on top and 3 on bottom.


true but with the esp headstock it will be a bit more original

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Gold pickup covers? The back covers doesn't look too good with gold hardware, IMO

and there black because i was originally thinkin about emgs
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Dude that firebird headstock is HOT. I donno about the blue on it (maybe stick with the white?) but DAMN....
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+1 looks better than the LP one IMO
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