8 string neck into a 7 string body?

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  1. screamindaemon

    screamindaemon Overlord of Music

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    I've been having a thought. Dangerous, yes I know...

    Is it possible to buy the Ibanez RG2228 necks/bridge without buying the whole guitar?

    It is my intent to mod the S7 body to fit the neck and hardware of an 8 string guitar.

    What are your thoughts? Is it possible? Or can I not get ibanez products without buying a complete guitar?

    Thanks in advance.
    -Cam
     
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    eegor Theoretical Reality

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    The RG2228 neck wouldn't fit. It's a much wider neck, and is too big for the neck pocket on the S7.
     
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    HammerAndSickle Guitar Comrade

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    you could route it out?
     
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    plyta Rusty spoon...

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    There is no way you could get an Ibanez 2228 neck without buying a whole guitar. You could try to get some guitar luthier make you one similar to 2228 though.
     
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    eegor Theoretical Reality

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    Well, it's possible, but it would definitely not be optimal.
     
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    WarriorOfMetal The Dragonrider Contributor

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    don't forget about the difference in scale length...
     
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    Demiurge Intrepid Jackass

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    The cost of buying an 8-string Ibanez < the cost of buying a new 7-string, chopping it up, buying 8-string parts, and hoping it will all come together and play well
     
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    Elysian Banned

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    possible, sure, but why? why not buy an RG2228 and have me make a replacement body for it? :agreed::cool:
     
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    Korngod i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i! Contributor

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    i remember seeing someone do this with a 7620 neck and a 6 string RG body and it went through ok, but im not sure how it would go with the 8 string neck on an s7.
     
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    Scarpie SS.org Regular

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    the neck of an rg2228 will not work with the strategic placement of the bridge. the bridges placement on the body is carefully calculated so that it will work with a 25.5" scale . the neck of the 8 strings is asssembled for the scale of a 27" which cannot and will not intonate accurately with the bridge stayin in the same place.
     
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    Elysian Banned

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    the neck could be set in a spot where it would like up perfectly with the S7 bridge position(don't forget, its got 24 frets, not 22 like the S), though you'd have to route for the RG2228's fixed edge bridge anyways, so you really could put it whereever you want. ultimately, you'd be far better off getting a replacement body made for it, you're talking about modifying a cheap ibanez that uses equally cheap wood, you'd come out with a far better product just replacing the rg2228 body with a newly made one, using quality woods.
     
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    screamindaemon Overlord of Music

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    Yes, I was planning on routing and adjusting as need be.
    But I had completely forgotten about the scale, so thank you for reminding me about that.

    I have some experience building guitars, what material is the RG body made out of?

    Having said all that, if I cannot get any parts for this project, it's a useless endeavor. But thank you all anyways.
     
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    amadeus SS.org Regular

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    best thing is to if u can get a hold of an 8 string Ibanez rg2228 then go to a custom shop have them make the body, it would probably cost you around 500$ instead of buying an S series at $899 and just destroying it, i know of some guitar builders around here (Ontario) who would have no problem making you a body from scratch, thats the best way IMO.
     

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