And So Begins a Transformation...

Discussion in 'Luthiery, Modifications & Customizations' started by Kornfann1024, Nov 4, 2019.

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    20190806_204018.jpg Screenshot_20190903-103044_Chrome.jpg I have a love for dean ml's, but love ibanez necks and specs far more and the xiphos just dosent do it, so i decided to find a way to make the two one. I put some feelers out and @Randy came through and said he could make this happen. So i grabbed the parts guitar, an rg5ex1, sent it off. So epic progress picstory to follow
     

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    mlp187 Burrito Master Contributor

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    Oooooooooooh sexy time!!! Good for you amd Randy, making it happen!!!
     
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    YAS!
    Following this thread!
     
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    Super hype for this. This will be my first "custom" anything guitar related short of pickup swaps. Ive had an fr in the works for well over 5 years now and thing just keep getting pushed back on it so this has got me foaming at the mouth
     
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    This is going to be cool. Following.
     
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    jephjacques BUTTS LOL

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    thank you for putting that poor RG out of its misery
     
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    its SOOOO bad, theres paint on the pickup rings and all....thats why i snagged it for $100, everything beside the paint is in working order lol
     
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    Template that @Randy made up. SUPER stoked for this
     
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    Posting to follow. This can only turn out good. :shred:
     
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    steinmetzify CHUG & SLUDGE

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    Can’t wait to see this man.
     
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    Body glued up :) super hype 20191110_193521~2.jpg
     
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    NICE.
     
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    steinmetzify CHUG & SLUDGE

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    Fuck yes
     
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    Whats the finish going to be?
     
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    Im gonna try and match the headstock, maybe some kinda Confederate flag in flat black with pentagrams
     
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    Sounds cool, not my type but it will definetely fit the guitar :) cant wait to see it finished!
     
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    With my paint skill i forsea a flat gray lol
     
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    Randy Sous Chef Super Moderator

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    Closest I've seen to the original color. Depends on how particular you are but the original definitely has some kind of metallic flecks to it, so it leans more pewter than grey.

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    If I was doing it, I'd try something like this and if that wasnt metallic enough to suit me, I'd do a coat of clear with some flake/pearl in it then sand it flat. I swear by those Preval sprayers, so it'd be one of those ($5), a small can of clear ($8) and sleeve of flake from eBay ($5). The prep work is more trouble than the painting or price itself.

    As far as a graphic, something like that you can do in vinyl for pretty cheap. Ive done a few single color vinyls around that size for about $30. So it's possible to get your whole wishlist of stuff within a pretty reasonable budget.
     
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