NGD: Jackson Soloist Project Guitar

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  1. djpharoah

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    Snagged this off ebay on a total impulse purchase mode and want to make it a project guitar but not sure what to do with it. It's got a heavily modified OFR and a dimarzio air norton s in the neck. I was thinking of putting in emgs or something unique...

    The previous owner tried to put on a pickguard and drilled the holes into the poor soloist.

    Here are some pics - not sure yet if I'll keep it for long enough to invest in refinishing it or just plug the holes with screws and rock out on it.

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    What kind of pickguard was he planning on putting in?! He drilled holes all over that poor thing... I hope you got a great price for it! The finish looks great. What has been modified about the floyd, new block I think I see?
     
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    Yeah - the pickguard he tried to put on was something he made because no one makes pickguards for soloists.

    The floyds got a big L brass block, titanium string blocks, SS screws and saddle clamps and SS nut screws.
     
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    I think its gonna come out great man. I got a few suggestions, takem if they sound good. Refinish it, Put some Seymore duncans or EMGs in it, or put a SD Blackout bucker in the bridge and 2 blackout singles in the neck and mid and use it for detuning
     
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    I'd love to refinish it - but the quotes I've been getting are like $700+
     
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    A DY swirl finish is in order.:agreed: DO IT NOW MESH !!!!!
     
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    Never been a fan of swirls - most come out looking like puke. That and swirls are definitely an Ibanez thing.
     
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    Sounds like a perfect candidate for a nice flamed natural finish with a flamed maple veneer
     
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    I never like natural finishes unless stained - def going with a solid finish.
     
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    Shit man, throw some pups in it and keep it the way it is:yesway:
     
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    I would go for black with little specs of glitter. that would look awesome
     
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    neon pink, neon green, metallic silver , silverburst :)
     
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    Paint the Neck like your Rep Bar,

    That would look epic,


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    you could DIY with supplies from like home depot
     
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    This is why I stayed away from the SL2H-7 run. I'd be putting in enough money that it would cost the same as a full custom but not be exactly what I wanted :lol:

    I'd probably throw a bridge pickup in this thing and play it as it is. Or leave it exactly how it is with just a neck humbucker and call it the Jazz Soloist :lol:
     
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    Well the finish I was quoting for the $700 was like an epic Nasa Nebula apinting. $350 is the cost of a normal solid color refinish for a neck thru. :shrug:


    I might just get some black screws and put them in.
     
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    haha yeah well I wanted an epic trans purple or green or blue finish so my refin was going to involve basically destroying the whole guitar and rebuilding it with a maple top and headstock veneer, plus changing all of the hardware to gold. I'm sure it would have added $2000 at least if anyone was even willing to do it. Now I'm getting ready to just have Warmoth do it for half the price. No sharkfins though :lol:

    The black screws idea is probably best for this thing. It looks like everything else is in good shape.
     
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    That's not a refinish man that's another custom :lol: Also Warmoth does 25.5" neck thru guitars now in 7 strings?
     
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    Yeah it's not the same as a soloist at all but I like a lot of guitars, just hate their available finishes. I'll be considering the Warmoth essentially a PRS CE-24-7. 80% of the board will probably hate it but it will be awesome :cool:

    If only I could fully decide on specs I'd have the damn thing ordered already. Maybe I'll make a thread about it so I can ignore other people's advice :lol:
     
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    What about a chameleon finish?
     

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