Sparkly Ibanez carved top goodness! <3

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  1. HighGain510

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    For those who don't venture into the luthier and customizations/modifications section might have missed, I worked with Marty Bell on yet another cool sparkle refin project! This puppy started out life as an Ibanez MBM (basically an RGA made out of solid mahogany with pearloid binding around the top and fretboard with offset dots and EMGs stock) as well as a fairly terrible graphic on the top. :lol: You can see the progress thread here in case you missed it:

    http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/luthiery-modifications-customizations/226260-another-marty-bell-refin-project-progress.html

    So basically took an MBM and had Marty add a gorgeous orange sparkle finish to the body and headstock and swapped out the stock EMG 81/60 combo for the EMG Het Set (which sounds fantastic btw, one of the best sets EMG has put out to date IMO!). I also tossed a Cosmo-finished Ibanez collet knob (like the RGDs get stock) just because I really like those knobs as well as a pair of DiMarzio neon orange Clip-lock straplocks. Went from a decent guitar to a very unique and killer-sounding guitar!

    Took a bunch of pics while I was doing the other guitars this weekend so figured I'd toss them up as just like the Mc2Tek, I totally forgot to take final pictures once I got her totally back together and upgraded the pickups and whatnot. Here are the pics:


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    More pics below due to image cap as usual... *sigh*
     
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    The bummer about this one is I may end up selling it (not spamming, I'll post it in the correct section if I do end up deciding to move it, it's not going anywhere yet! ;)) as Ron surprised me with a potential new model that might be too good for me to pass up. That man is evil.... :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    Good God that looks awesome :drool: I love RGAs, and that colour is perfect :yesway:
     
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    that looks AWESOME!! if there was a stock Ibanez like that I would buy it in a second!
     
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    Holy fuck!!
     
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    Somebody was busy with their camera today :lol:

    Looks awesome, love how well that sparkle works with the binding
     
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    One of the best Ibbys I have seen yet. Nice man.
     
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    MAGMA SPARKLEZ
     
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    That has one of the nicest sparkles, right up there with Misha's second Jackson CS. Can't but love it. :wub:
     
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    Simply wow! That finish is killer!! And it works awesome with the binding. That's a hell of a sexy Ibby. Really nice job!!! Well done sir.
     
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    Now that is fucking hot.
     
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    Absolutely killer. Just... killer.
     
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    That thing looks awesome Matt!!!
     
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    That binding is my favourite part, really sets everything off. Truly beautiful guitar (don't think I have ever liked an orange guitar before really).
     

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