Let the RG8 Mods begin...

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  1. Backsnack

    Backsnack Many strings

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    That's a killer deal. I'm also trying to sell my RG8FM on Reverb right now for more than that.
     
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    I'm thinking 1 of 2 themes for the mod. One is fabric top in a pale color, keep all the hardware black. Think like:
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    Or, make it a semi-hollow with a bent top in something really dark and do gold hardware. As in:
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    what do you guys think? I'm definitely keeping the pickups.
     
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  3. Kyle01

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    Damn man, tough choice. Those both could end up looking really cool.
    I think the fabric would give it a really unique look, especially if you use one like the in the picture you posted. I haven't seen many guitars with a top like that, let alone an 8 string.
    I say go with the fabric man, but i suppose you can't go wrong either way.
     
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    Yeah, I would go for the fabric too, that kind of baroque/floral pattern is so cool !
     
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    Yeah the fabric will likely look a little more unique. I know there was an Ibby S model with a bubinga top and gold hardware once upon a time. I want mine to be different! So choosing a fabric will be the tough part...
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  6. Kyle01

    Kyle01 SS.org Regular

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    I'm really digging that light blue one on the bottom. Seems a little less busy than the others.

    Just out of curiosity, how are you planning to put it on the guitar? Will you just glue it onto the wood and clearcoat over it?
     
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    I'd go for the dragons...
     
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    That's essentially it. TGP had some tutorial threads for pattern tops--you can do wallpaper or fabric. Basically you stick it on there with whatever adhesive you can and then do about 20 coats of thick poly to level it out and get a good gloss going.
     
  9. M3CHK1LLA

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    yeah....the skull inlays really set off the floral print :noodles:
     
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    this is the first one he did...

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    I like better the one you posted before... this last one is too pale...
     
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    i know he changed it again...will see if i can get him to post it up.
     

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