#1
I am assembling a guitar out of a custom body and neck. The guitar is gonna be basically a neon red Ibanez RG550 except with a few changes:

Hockey stick headstock
Non-recessed dive only (like EVH) Floyd
HS pickups (single is stacked humbucker)
Switch for each pickup to choose series/parallel/coil tap

It's gonna be sweet.

Progress thread over on Jemsite for more infos: http://www.jemsite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=75825

Discuss please. I still need to figure out a name to place on the headstock and I'm STILL debating whether I really want neon red... I play in a band that's part alternative, part classic rock, part punk, so my style can be diverse, and I want to stand out, but I'm afraid neon red will be too cheesy and my next choice is white. What do you all think?
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#2
Take it to the gear building and customizing forum mon. And that sounds great, i would love to see more guitars that are not just black or white
#3
Neon Pink > Red. Especially for 80's.
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#4


I could do better Photoshooping but I have the GIMP and I'm lazy xD

SO... the red or the white (not pictured)? Pink I refuse... lol
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#6
I would make it without a pickguard.
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#7
Quote by Tubyboulin
Red Looks awesome. Cant wait to see it when its done.

How much is this gonna cost you?


Well let's see...

$76 body
$159 neck
$65 bridge
$12 neck screws
$22 tuners
$30 pickguard
$70 pickups
$50 electronics
$50 paint, odds and ends

That comes to... $534.

Then again keep in mind that for some of this I'm highballing the estimate. I have yet to buy the pickguard, pickups, electronics, paint, and extra crap that goes along with this thing.
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"Fireball" Pacer/RG hybrid

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#9
Krabanez!!!!

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You have no experience with racks??? What kind of guy are you?
#11
Quote by jake911
Do a lime green.


It shan't happen.

BTW Krabanez is NOT what is going on the headstock. I need an awesome name. Suggestions?
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"Fireball" Pacer/RG hybrid

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Yamaha S112V
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#12
Why not just buy a Charvel 3DR/Predator/275 Deluxe that has all that stock and can be had for around $300-$400? A little late for that though I guess as you seem to have bought the parts As for what goes on the headstock, your last name or first initial and last name is always classy.
#13
Quote by Mo Jiggity
It shan't happen.

BTW Krabanez is NOT what is going on the headstock. I need an awesome name. Suggestions?

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#15
Quote by CJRocker
Why not just buy a Charvel 3DR/Predator/275 Deluxe that has all that stock and can be had for around $300-$400? A little late for that though I guess as you seem to have bought the parts As for what goes on the headstock, your last name or first initial and last name is always classy.


That doesn't have:

24 frets
Sculpted Ibanez neck joint
Stacked humbucker in neck
Series/parallel/tap switch

And most importantly, I'm not the one who made it xD

Any SERIOUS ideas for names?
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Quote by Mwoit
Kinda reminds me of this.

B.C. Rich Gunslinger Retro.


Same pickup configuration at least...

My reasoning in using a stacked humbucker with a 24 fret neck is that the lowest coil is closer to where the coil would be for a neck pickup if the neck were 22 fret, giving me slightly deeper tone. I dunno if this actually works or not but it's certainly worth a shot I think. It also looks awesome, and I'll probably find a sticker or some crap to put on the pickguard in between the pickups.

Anybody know what I should use to finish this thing, as in clearcoat? I was told to use Minwax Satin Poly for the neck by the luthier himself...
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"Fireball" Pacer/RG hybrid

Furman Power Conditioner
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ART SLA-1
Yamaha S112V
Peak FCB4N
#18
Just went to get spraypaint... they didn't have neon red . But I did get a deeper red, more along the lines of a Sammy Hagar red. It should still look radically awesome.
Steinberger GU/Spirit w/ Moses Graphite neck, EMG 81-85
"Fireball" Pacer/RG hybrid

Furman Power Conditioner
Axe-Fx Standard
ART SLA-1
Yamaha S112V
Peak FCB4N
#19
Quote by Mo Jiggity
Just went to get spraypaint... they didn't have neon red . But I did get a deeper red, more along the lines of a Sammy Hagar red. It should still look radically awesome.


Sounds awesome.
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