NGD: Ibanez RG850

Daevasmodeus

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This started out as a NOS White RG8 body and a NOS White RGA8 neck. It was swimming pool routed to get rid of the big soapbar pickup holes and to use a pickguard. It has Lungren M8's and a Dimarzio Ionizer single wired to the TAM100 wire schematic. My guitar tech also fabricated a brass stud reinforcement bar like older Kramers had because he was concerned the basswood would rip out over time.


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That is really stunning and clean work. Congrats on the NGD!

Did your tech also do some fretwork on the guitar? Because it also looks immaculate.
 

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That is really stunning and clean work. Congrats on the NGD!

Did your tech also do some fretwork on the guitar? Because it also looks immaculate.
Yes he did. Because it was a replacement part neck the frets were just pressed in and had whatever seasonal changes happened since 2012. The ends needed to be filed and overall polish done and he did some significant edge rolling because the fret board edge was pretty sharp. I believe this neck was in a complete pre-QA state because the back is matte and relatively unfinished with just a sealer (feels like a J Custom). I have another RGA8 neck from 2010 and it has a pretty thick poly coat on it.
 

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Cool mods! The brass reinforcement is a really good idea with that much tension IMO.
 

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Yeap, that's a real guitar alright.
Freaking LOVE the white-on-white pickguard and Floyd combo. Congrats and happy NGD on that solid beast!
An 8 with a Floyd is slowly creeping up on me as a shorter term objective.
 

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Woah, so erect right now I almost feel like sharing 😯 Closest there is to an UV8 indeed!
 

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Badass guitar man. Floyd should include those reinforcement hinge plates with ALL their trems to be honest, as that would mitigate any issues with body materials or awkward installs... You have a very good tech
 


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