NGD. the ultimate makeover.

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  1. thatguyupthere

    thatguyupthere is rockin out

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    Sup! Its been quite some time since I've had something to share, I'm glad this project is over so I can share my acheivements!

    I recently got done refinishing my first guitar, and Ibanez gio grx40, because it was just so hideous to look at; the color was some kind of metallic Grey/blue. It was awful, trust me. And also the neck was way too think for me, so I reprofiled it to a thicker wizard-esqu neck profile using a caliper and my premium neck profile.

    I know people say you're supposed to finish maple, but I left it raw after sanding/reprofiling and it just feels great. The neck feels like sliding on ice, it's just superbly smooth and comfortable.

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    This is the original color. Ugly right? Yeah, when you've been looking at it for six years it is.

    Now for the makeover!
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    My grandpa runs his own bodyshop (for cars) and has quite the assortion of paints and an enormous spray booth. So this was easy to pull off. I got the idea for this white/purple flip after seeing the sterling JP special edition that had the arctic white finish.

    Sadly we didn't have metal flake, but the purple pearl flip turned out great IMO! Btw, it goes without saying, but its obviously much more allureing in person because the purple is just so damn hard to capture!
     
  2. thatguyupthere

    thatguyupthere is rockin out

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    Stupid problems with stupid pictures/phone. This is the old color.

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  3. thatguyupthere

    thatguyupthere is rockin out

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    Why do I always have so much f•••ing trouble with my damn pictures.

    here's the refinished guitar hopefully these pictures WORK

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  4. GRIZ

    GRIZ djentleman

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    if you post the pictures on facebook or something and then use the links you can just upload them via URL and save a lot of hassle
     
  5. SeditiousDissent

    SeditiousDissent i drove bus

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    Sweet refin! It reminds me of that white Andy Timmons model. happy NR(refin)GD!
     
  6. thatguyupthere

    thatguyupthere is rockin out

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    I'll try next time, thanks! :yesway: but I was uploading from my phone and usually it just links the pictures up no problem, being that they're straight from my phone.
    thank you :metal: yeah I saw that model and was like :wavey:
     
  7. Alejandro Moreno

    Alejandro Moreno I

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    Sick finish! She deserves it, enjoy it and keep playing with her.:agreed:
     
  8. pushpull7

    pushpull7 Banned

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    I can't see any pics and I can't use the attachments (says invalid)

    Edit, use and it works
     
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    nope, didn't work
     
  10. mag8

    mag8 SS.org Regular

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    nice!
     

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