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Discussion in 'Luthiery, Modifications & Customizations' started by Rattlehead83, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. Rattlehead83

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    I've started an Ibanez RGA-like build few days ago.
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    Neck through, 3 pieces maple and walnut;
    Body wings are ash and walnut.

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    Not the pickup i'm gonna put in, just one for a fit-test.
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    Nice looking top and fretboard :) Making some good progress and good job on the truss rod access - very neat. Always liked the RG shape
     
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    Nice to see you using hand tools on the back of the neck. Any time you can avoid flying sawdust, without creating loads of extra work, do it.

    Maybe consider finishing the neck next time before you glue on the wings. This means you're not lugging around a heavy object for the rest of the build process and means you do do fretwork without the horns getting in the way.

    Looking great so far!
     
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    Thank you for the tip! I've seen some guys doing it, I guess I'll try that on my next build.
     
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    I just recall my first two neck-thrus and issues I had.

    Some very nice wood you've used so far. What frets material and hardware are you going with?
     
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    I will put some 2.7mm nickel frets.
    The bridge: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/NEW...830.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.27424c4dLnejT5

    Tuners: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1-S...405.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.27424c4dbHIeRu

    Pickups: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Fre...955.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.27424c4dQR5EG9

    They're not the best, not the worst either. Those surely aren't genuine grovers but the reviews made me give them a shot. The pickups have some nice samples too.
    I'm still waiting for them to arrive in my post.

    The thing with buying not so expensive hardware is that I'm in highschool and can't get a well-paid job now, and I don't want to spend my parents money on brand stuff.
    I just hope I could start selling these guitars for a second income in the future.
     
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    Don't worry about using Ali stuff - am sure they will be great. I have used Vanson stuff in the UK, which is a budget brand, and I swear they come from the same factory as Gotoh because they look and feel identical. Plenty of luthiery bargains to be found if you're on a budget. If you get burned, you live and learn.

    Nickel is nice and easy to work and polish, so that's a good choice. Guess you will need string thru holes if you're using that kind of bridge - a pillar drill with adequate throat depth will come in handy. Sully does a great tutorial on it on YouTube.

    Looking forward to seeing this progress.
     
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    Yes, i ll be using some string caps.
    Thanks!
     
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    Looking great so far!
     
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    Looks great so far! :agreed:
     
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    Nice (lawn)!
     
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    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    Wow this is turning out great!
     
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    Great work,has a cool Agile like vibe to it
     
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    Impressive work!
     
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