CHOP CHOP! Carved top ibanez project

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    In preparation for an entire build, I wanted to see how well I can do a carved top. I have an rg7321 I dont use very much, and the shape is less then inspiring!

    So... I chopped it up! Tried chiseling it out, but that failed, so I just went to town with some 40 grit sandpaper and a nice powered rotary sander.

    I also cut the treble side horn a bit to make it more "fluid", sculpted the heel for a COMFORTABLE transition, not just a block of wood in the way. Don't worry, I just applied some primer to see where any imperfections lie, so its just something my anal-ness compells me to do. I think the carve came out pretty nice, and the shorter treble horn seems to balanced nicely (in my opinion, criticism [positive OR negative] ALWAYS welcome).

    "big picture", the headstock will be painted to match.
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    Closer image, ignore the discoloration, its simply where sanding sealer remained intact, so it stuck out better.
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    Back side, you can see the contouring on the heel. Obviously sanded back and not near finishing.
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    Nice!! Can't wait to see this beast finished!
     
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    Thanks man, the pictures dont really do the carve justice, as the color seems to bleed it out. The lines are very sharp.

    this is my inspiration for the curves, obviously not any kind of exact by any means, but I like the look.

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    Nice work dude. I like the shorter treble horn too.:hbang:
     
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    Thanks man.


    I decided on a color... BLACK PEARL!
     
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    Take this any way you want..... but thats all we need. Another Black Ibanez
     
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    We? It doesn't effect you in any way. It's his guitar.
     
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    Hmm. What color do you suggest then? I think black pearl would look sharp. And my ibanez is now completely unique. No other ibanez on the planet will look like this one, so I fail to see how color makes it "another" black Ibanez.

    Perhaps you missed my white js build too lol.
     
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    I say go with a nice metal flake orange :lol: anything pearlescent or with metal flakes would look great and take advantage of light hitting that carved top
     
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    How it was meant to come out is "too many black ibanezes" I did miss the white build. But what im saying is use a color no one has before. make it truely unique. Like one of a kind, in the whole world.
     
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    I think a colour like this would look awesome:

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    Make it a rainbow :squint:
     
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    walnut veneer.....



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    I have some alsa paints floating around, however they are pearl black and spectra fx colors.

    I'll see about orange or red pearl. Im NOT doing a flake paint job though... I think its cool, but its not for this build.




    GTFO. Good day sir .... haha

    I am only doing this to "test the waters" for a full on build later on. You will be pleasantly surprised (I hope) when I start on that one.
     
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    This is exactly what I had in mind :agreed:
     
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    So I got to the store with all intentions of going black pearl... until this color caught my eye... its not orange, but it kinda fits the bill.

    Still not finished with the body, got a lot of work to go there. This color should look outstanding with black hardware imo.

    Its a LOT more "shiney" then it appears. Looks like liquid metal when I sprayed it o_O

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    YES! looks really good
     
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    Thanks man. What would you suggest for decal color? Black or white?
     
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    My personal choice would be black, but white could be good too
     
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    I like the colour, but it looks really thick and pooling around the toner holes.
     

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