Project Xiphos 2019

Discussion in 'Luthiery, Modifications & Customizations' started by lewis, Mar 8, 2019.

  1. OliOliver

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    Gold gets my vote, it's too flashy a paint job for simple old black.
     
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    All done.
    Im getting it back early next week

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    nickle hardware maybe?
     
  4. lewis

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    Going to be either gold or black :)

    Going to do some tests and post pics on here to gauge feedback
     
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  5. lewis

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    Its back.

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    And a quick little test of gold

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    (Pickup rings represent the white pickups - they will NOT be getting installed. I hate rings)

    So now its make the decision on gold or black and go with it haha
     
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    BigViolin breakfast foods

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    I like the gold better than I thought I would. Would still probably go black just for more contrast.

    Love how the burst came out!

    Sent you a Dimarzio sticker and a Bare Knuckle coaster. :lol:
     
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  7. The906

    The906 lifetime novice Contributor

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    That gold will make this truly iconic. Like one of those guitars that will get copied and pasted for a few decades.
     
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    GOOOOOOOOOOLD
     
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    Youre really making me want to go 100% Gold

    Would love to inspire a new trend
     
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  10. Albake21

    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    GOLD GOLD GOLD
     
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    Gold all the way! That maple board looks fuckin sweet, too.
     
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    oracles Australian in Canada

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    100000% black. I'm definitely the minority here but the gold looked better in my head than it did actually laid out.
     
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    The neck pocket appears to have a little gap now because of the clear coat i presume.
    Is this something i should worry about?

    Might take the neck off and take a look. Is there something that could be done to fix is?
     
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    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    How big of a gap are we talking? I'd love to see a picture of it.
     
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    Yeah i will take some pictures tomorrow and put them in here.

    Might literally be a case of take it off and try putting it back on abit better. Might not quite be aligned properly.
     
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    I would imagine that once bolted in properly any gap would just be aesthetic. Like if it’s lined up and the action is great then the gap “doesn’t matter”. But I know we all hate to see any gap at all, just trying to be positive.
     
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    Update:
    Gold has won.

    Ive ordered the direct pickup mount system from FU Tone, the abm 3d bridge in gold and gold hipshot open gear locking tuners with white pearloid tuner buttons.
    BTN music is hitting me up.

    Cant wait to get this finished. Going to look amazing
     
  18. lewis

    lewis SS.org Regular

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    Thought i would get a family shot.
    I may have an obsession with Maple (and Green, and Ebony but thats saving itself)

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    Tbh maybe im being a little picky for no reason haha.

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    Think of that gap as good insurance against the dreaded heel finish crack on that wonderful swirl, even though that's not so common on AANJ.
     
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    Thats a damn good point though bro! :)
     

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