RGR1570 Build (Neck)

Discussion in 'Dealers & Group Buys' started by Superwoodle, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. Superwoodle

    Superwoodle Chris Woodle

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    Howdy!
    I just picked up a used 2002 RG1570 body off the bay. I plan to make a neck for it. I’m not trying to spend a whole lot, so I cheap-d out on hardware somewhat
    On to the specs:
    - Bamboo Neck w/ reversed head stock
    - Maple Fret board
    - Generic machine heads and trem (will be blocked)
    - I have some stock Ibanez pickups lying around, might upgrade to CL-LF or BKP’s later

    Here is the body I received today.
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    It’s in decent condition, just this ding towards the output jack and a few scratches here or there.
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    Bamboo for neck.
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  2. Jonisbrutal

    Jonisbrutal New Member

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    That's what I love about Floyds, no need for nice tuners, you just lock the nut, and block the trem and let the fine tuners do all the work. :)

    I'm digging the finish on this one aswell. Nice output jack route too.
     
  3. Thep

    Thep Blast & Sweep

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    I'm really looking forward to how bamboo works out! Good luck, this is gonna be a sweet project!
     
  4. Superwoodle

    Superwoodle Chris Woodle

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    Just got machine heads! Darn china, you only gave me five washers. Oh well.
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    Just waiting on the trem to start the neck.:metal:
     
  5. Jonisbrutal

    Jonisbrutal New Member

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    Are those locking tuners?
     
  6. Superwoodle

    Superwoodle Chris Woodle

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    Yes
     
  7. HighPotency

    HighPotency SS.org Regular

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    Wait, why is this thread in the Dealers and Group Buy section?
     
  8. Superwoodle

    Superwoodle Chris Woodle

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    It is in the dealers section, because I'm considered a builder/dealer. I posted it in this form for that reason.
     
  9. Superwoodle

    Superwoodle Chris Woodle

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    Working on neck model.
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    I'm going for a super wizard prestige profile
     
  10. Superwoodle

    Superwoodle Chris Woodle

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    Just got my super cheap-o trem in the mail,

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    and of course,

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    It doesn't fit.:noway:







    Now some time in the future I will probably purchase an Edge Pro anyway, so I do NOT want to re-route and mess with the cavity shape and size. Modifications to tremolo will be necessarily.






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    I filed away at the "knife edge" to accommodate for two screws.

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    Blocked!!!

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    Now the serous work begins. I've already cut the bamboo and am planning to glue this weekend.
     
  11. Superwoodle

    Superwoodle Chris Woodle

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    That's rosewood in center.
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    There's the big block I cut the strip from. The picture's a little blurry. Sorry, not the greatest lighting.
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    Fret board planed. Ready for slotting and radius-ing
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  12. iRaiseTheDead

    iRaiseTheDead Ashes Of Rebirth

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    Nice, nice. Hurry and get a new trem!
     
  13. Superwoodle

    Superwoodle Chris Woodle

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    Board slotted:yesway:
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  14. Superwoodle

    Superwoodle Chris Woodle

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  15. Superwoodle

    Superwoodle Chris Woodle

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    First day of spring break!(well really the 3rd)
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    Bamboo laminate can have naturally occurring pockets, like this one.:noway: (It is a little hard to see)
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  16. Thep

    Thep Blast & Sweep

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    looks amazing! very clean work

    I'm really stoked to see how this sounds.
     
  17. Superwoodle

    Superwoodle Chris Woodle

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    Got about 10 hours of work today.[​IMG]
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    super ghetto fret bender! Until I make a better one...
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  18. Empryrean

    Empryrean Undecided forever

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    Mother of goddess nice fret ends!!
     
  19. Superwoodle

    Superwoodle Chris Woodle

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    Thanks, just a little practice and the right files. It turned out so much better than my previous fret-job.
     
  20. Empryrean

    Empryrean Undecided forever

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    Please do tell what magical device this 'file' you speak of is. ;)
     

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