Build some completed guitars and post on here. We all geek out over that stuff, so post progress pics. Get some builds under your belt (if you haven't already...I didn't see any on your socials) and gauge feedback from there.
How do you plan on doing this while still being profitable enough to continue on as a business and not end up like countless other “companies?” It cost a lot of money to employ skilled people to build guitars.
It's just different construction methods. I believe the orange drop is a foil cap and the Ibanez OEM caps are usually ceramic discs. There are others out there, like paper in oil, but electrically they all do the same thing.
It looks like a standard tele guard, but it's so hard to tell.
Could be ab exact match, or could be slightly off. Wouldn't be surprised either way.
If you've got a standard tele or access to one, it might be worth comparing them to see how they match up. If not, search for a PDF of a tele...
I’m fully capable, but I don’t do modifications that can’t be undone usually. Plus, dog ears are much wider than humbucker tabs, so you’d need a surround that’s larger than your usual pickup ring, and that would look silly.
That was my gut read, too.
I love Duncans and have always had good luck filtering Reverb by listings that accept offers. Not long ago I picked up a gold set of Distortions for less than $200 brand new.
Yea man! There was a hardtail one with white over paisley on Reverb a few weeks ago. It checked all of the boxes...loved the aesthetics, flatter radius, humbucker in bridge, hardtail, jumbo frets, loved it. If only it didn't have a $5K price tag!
Ever since I saw it I've been toying with the...