Ibanez S7 help needed, anyone??

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  1. Gamba

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    So, I'm about to sell my 7string in order to have another handmade 7string. However this time it will have a scale length of 27' and I was thinking about have its body shaped as a S model instead the RG. However as I never played a S7 before I have no idea of the body dimensions. I have played the 6 string frank gambale model for a long time and that guitar just kicks some serious ass.
    So, if anyone could help me by posting the dimensions I would be thankful.
    Ah
    locking nuts are needed too, anyone?
     
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    Locking nuts can be scored from "IBANEZ RULES!!" - Ibanez Guitars - New and Used FYI standard nut size is 47mm I believe :)

    As for S dimensions, no idea, but the FGM is identical shap-wise to the old, square-heeled S series I believe. The necks are slightly different as are the pickups and colours, but shapewise they should be identical. :)
     
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    so is the same body thickness than the 6 models?
     
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    Yes. i don't see why it wouldn't be. :)

    I would assume it is since the ZR7 sticks out the same amount as the ZR6 on their respective models and the trem blocks are identical depths :)
     
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    Ok, cool.
    Thanks a lot dude!:yesway:
     
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    More than welcome. Keep us updated with pics of this custom! What are the specs looking like now?
     
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    27' scale length
    neck through
    all mohogony
    ebony fingerboard, no inlays 26 frets, reverser ibanez headstock
    just the bridge pickup - emg custom shop, just like dino's kind of 7string 81/85 mixed in the same pickup
    low pro edge 7
    satin black
    Ibanez S shaped body

    actually it is almost the same guitar that I'm selling but with a longer scale and S instead RG body

    correct me if I'm wrong but $90 for a locking nut isn't like insanely expensive?
     
  8. scott from _actual time_

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    the S body shape is very complicated--it's not something that could just be posted as dimensions. the Gambale, as others have said, should be very close if not identical to a square-heel neck 6-string S. the 7-string would only be bigger in the neck pocket, pickup & trem routes, and slightly smaller in the cutaways (to fit the bigger neck pocket).

    the S outline is the same as the JS or the old R radius series. there used to be a CAD drawing of an R-series body on the net somewhere at one of those guitar building sites.

    as for the S body contour, you'll really have to copy an existing one to see exactly how the contour flows. i've built two custom S bodies myself--they're both damn cool, but neither one is exactly the same as an Ibanez.

    one suggestion--stock S's are 1 1/2" thick, which is 1/4" thinner than a strat, but the LACS S7's are 1 3/4" thick, the same as a strat. i made my S7's that larger thickness, 1 3/4", but with a similar contour to Ibanez, and i think the extra wood adds a lot to the tone. so you might consider making yours that 1/4" thicker.
     
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    wow, thanks for the info dude:yesway:
     

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