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Old 02-17-2017, 08:17 AM   #1
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New Guitar!

Well, I repainted the body and threw on a new neck. RGD7 style body cut to RG7 specs. Strat head with maple fingerboard cut similar to RG7/UV specs. Lo Pro 7, Blaze Custom, and AN7. Body and neck built by Perle Guitars. Body painted by Chris Bavaria.

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Old 02-17-2017, 08:25 AM   #2
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Pete!!! holy WOW, that guitar looks sick! Congrats!
Lo-Pro Edge trem for the win

So, the body is actually not by Ibanez?

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it gave me a mindf*ck for a bit right there. great guitar dude
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Old 02-17-2017, 08:37 AM   #4
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Thanks guys.

Lars, yes the Lo Pro is actually from a 1999 RG7620. It's in excellent condition - very surprising considering it's 18 years old. Both the neck and body were made by Perle, but are very close to IBZ specs.

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Thanks guys.

Lars, yes the Lo Pro is actually from a 1999 RG7620. It's in excellent condition - very surprising considering it's 18 years old. Both the neck and body were made by Perle, but are very close to IBZ specs.
Awesome!
I just noticed now that it has a 5-way switch and both tone and volume knobs.
I would prefer that over the 3-way toggle and the volume knob only that the Ibby RGDs come with.
Your guitar is full of win! and that Strat headstock makes it even more classy

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I love the strat headstock. I have one on the white 7620 with the black pickguard in that last pic.

I have one more of these necks and I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it. I have an old 7420 body and an Edge Pro 7...I'm thinking of doing a black on black with white pickups ala Gilmour.

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Yeah, I saw that neck hanging all the way on the left on the last pic

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honestly, if the real RGD2127s came with a LoPro instead of that mess of an Edge Zero, I'd probably own one by now

HNGD, looks really cool !

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better than an RGD in all areas except the headstock, which looks all sorts of wrong on that body
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I'm about to order an FR-7 sans the blade & tone controls.
Only drilling for the Volume, and I'll drill for the 3 way toggle myself, gonna put the EMG 57-7/66-7 set in.


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Damn that looks awesome! I didn't know pearle did necks. I may have to do some research.
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.... you guys I like the headstock
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i'm with Mr Pepperoni Nipples.

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Nice guitar. Adding a veneer to the headstock to hide multi-piece line would make it even better.
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better than an RGD in all areas except the headstock, which looks all sorts of wrong on that body
yeah, round body horns is a must with that kind of headstock
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Very killer! I can't wait to get my 3 Perle guitars finished! haha
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I noticed the MFC in your pic. What mods are done to the switches? They look more like g-system style switches.
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Holy crap! That is fantastic! Enjoy that beauty.

Also, what is the story on the dark green RG next to the new RGD/Strat in the family photo? I think I like that one best out of your collection...
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I noticed the MFC in your pic. What mods are done to the switches? They look more like g-system style switches.
I threw on some barefoot buttons.

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Old 02-18-2017, 08:01 PM   #21
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Holy crap! That is fantastic! Enjoy that beauty.

Also, what is the story on the dark green RG next to the new RGD/Strat in the family photo? I think I like that one best out of your collection...
That is my #1. Used it for almost all the parts on my last CD. Bought that neck in this classifieds 3 or 4 years ago. Previous owner pulled out the dots, dyed the fretboard black, and sanded the headstock. I refished the 7620 body (i used to refinish all my bodies myself) with some green, blue, and black and added a sanded pickguard. Lo Pro came from a 3rd 7620. It's the best playing guitar I've ever touched.

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Awesome.

I love the look of it, for sure. That color (forest green or whatever you want to call it) with an RG body and neck is my dream guitar. Only problem is I would go for a six string. I know that this is ss.org, but the one remaining 7 I've got is all I really need.

Speaking of that guitar, I actually tried to get the paint off of my ibanez rg 7 string. It didn't work out so well for me. Ha. I'm still scratching my head on what to do regarding the finish on that one.

Also did you mention the scale length of the new guitar? Did you go with RGD standard 26.5" or something different? Just curious.
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Awesome.

I love the look of it, for sure. That color (forest green or whatever you want to call it) with an RG body and neck is my dream guitar. Only problem is I would go for a six string. I know that this is ss.org, but the one remaining 7 I've got is all I really need.

Speaking of that guitar, I actually tried to get the paint off of my ibanez rg 7 string. It didn't work out so well for me. Ha. I'm still scratching my head on what to do regarding the finish on that one.

Also did you mention the scale length of the new guitar? Did you go with RGD standard 26.5" or something different? Just curious.
25.5" scale on all of my 7s.

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Right. That is the way I like my 7s too.
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Dude that looks so sweet. I hope you are enjoying it. Great work!!!
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