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neocon58
01-21-2006, 12:12 AM
Hi there, this year I will be making my second project guitar through my school. I have already purchased a Wizard II neck from an Ibanez RG, but I have to make the body. So I'm going to make something similar to an RG/JEM, basically a replica with my own few touches.

I plan to have it as a hardtail, that saves A LOT of work as far as installing the trem and routing. Luckily enough I already own an RG which I can use for reference when routing and whatnot. I plan to have two humbuckers with a volume and tone knob and either a 3 way (or maybe 5 way) pickup selector.

I also plan to cut out a monkey grip, so I can pretend I am Vai. :p

Anyway, I'm obviously going to be painting it, and have 4 designs I have thought of so far. Your mission is to vote on your favourite, too easy!

And if you wouldn't mind, tell me what you like and dislike about each design.

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http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a309/neocon58/Design1.jpg

DESIGN 1

Simple yet effective, I like the contrast between the pickguard and the body. Happy and bright looking. Definently the easiest to do as well.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a309/neocon58/Design2.jpg

DESIGN 2
Same as Design 1, but yellow, obviously. I like the colour, bright and happy looking. Reminds me of those Graffiti Yellow Tom Delonge Strats.

neocon58
01-21-2006, 12:13 AM
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a309/neocon58/Design3.jpg

DESIGN 3

Now we start getting tricky. A rainforest design would be painted by a friend on the body, and the headstock would be refinished also. I would also have to try souce a pickguard in that colour, which may be easier said than done. Meh, if I can't find one I can have one made up.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a309/neocon58/Design4.jpg

DESIGN 4

Definently the hardest one to paint, and definently harder for me when making the body, as because there is no pickguard I will have to route everything from the rear. Screw that. I love the look of this paintjob but I doubt I have the patience for this.

Tell me what you think, peoples, and vote away.

JoY
01-21-2006, 04:06 AM
design four gets my preferation. either that one, or the plain blue one. black 'n yellow is wasp-ish & the rainforest has really nothing to do with guitars & music, unless you plan to play jungletunes.

neocon58
01-21-2006, 04:13 AM
Haha, thats exactly why I liked the rainforest idea in the first place, because it was totally out of the ordinary. And it is doable, with the help of some of my more artier friends. If not I will bust out the spraycans as I usually do and go light blue, methinks.

Idiot
01-21-2006, 04:17 AM
Design 4 gets my vote duder.

That_Guy91
01-21-2006, 06:28 AM
I'm the only one who voted for design 3? Oh well.

I don't like design 4 because it looks more like a picture turned into a guitar than a guitar with a picture on it.

mrconeman
01-21-2006, 07:27 AM
Design 3 for me, My favourite color has always been green and Im a foresty person.

TheUnholyNightbringer
01-21-2006, 07:49 AM
Definitely design 4.

Andy
01-21-2006, 08:15 AM
I say 4 - because It'd be the biggest pain in the arse to do.

I jest, the fourth design is definately the best looking. I've always liked the look of guitars where the scratchboard isn't noticeable - if there at all.

SkyRocker
01-21-2006, 09:44 AM
I'd choose the four.

Not only because it's a nice look but the others just don't look really great, even bad.

Igniton
01-21-2006, 09:52 AM
i chose 2... i like yellow... personally i wouldnt get any of those designs, if the blue was darker, than that one. i really liked the city design, but i might look queer with one...

That_Guy91
01-21-2006, 10:18 AM
I also forgot to mention that I think design 4 looks too much like the actual Ibanez JEM, so it might seem unoriginal.

Nirushika6789
01-21-2006, 03:20 PM
I like the 3rd one...the camouflage is cool

Although IMO the first two really aren't that great :(

icklebabygremlin
01-21-2006, 03:47 PM
I voted for number 2 but i think if you did that 1 you should but a design on it

neocon58
01-21-2006, 09:31 PM
Yeah I was thinking of doing the yellow one with a stick man design on there.

http://www.1800instruments.com/images/man_amp_symbol.jpg


Except thats not my design, and I'll be sued if I use it without permission.

0r4ng3
01-21-2006, 09:33 PM
My vote goes for the rainforest. The first two are boring, and I don't like having definitive pictures for a guitar, i.e. the cityscape. I like how the rainforest just looks like a blurry green.

neocon58
01-21-2006, 09:36 PM
The rainfoest one gets my vote too. The first 2 would look ok when all finished and polished up nicely, the 4th one I would have to get a professional airbrusher to do for me which could be costly. If I go with the rainforest one I can find someone at school that will help me.

neocon58
01-21-2006, 10:14 PM
Going on ebay is bad because it gives you new ideas just when you think you know what you want.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/IBANEZ-RG-PURPLE-MIRROR-PICKGUARD_W0QQitemZ7383548088QQcategoryZ41424QQrdZ 1QQcmdZViewItem

By the way, I'm also toying with the idea of Wine Red with a white pickguard, Sky blue (perhaps with airbrushed clouds....) with a white pickguard, and baby blue with a white pickguard.

neocon58
01-22-2006, 12:32 AM
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a309/neocon58/Design7.jpg
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a309/neocon58/Design6.jpg
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a309/neocon58/Design5.jpg

Jebus
01-22-2006, 09:56 AM
I like the rainforest one but the switch and nob placement looks weird.

I want to build something like this if I ever get the time and resources.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v255/Savemejebus/IBANEZBLACKBEATY.jpg

Nirushika6789
01-22-2006, 01:55 PM
I like the rainforest one but the switch and nob placement looks weird.

I want to build something like this if I ever get the time and resources.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v255/Savemejebus/IBANEZBLACKBEATY.jpg
That one is the BEST...completely great....

Les paul mixed with Ibanez..what could be better?!

Btw what are you both using to do this? I mean make the guitar colours different etc

neocon58
01-22-2006, 05:18 PM
I like the rainforest one but the switch and nob placement looks weird.

I want to build something like this if I ever get the time and resources.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v255/Savemejebus/IBANEZBLACKBEATY.jpg

That looks nice, and yeah I fucked up the knobs and selecter, they will be in the proper place.'

Looks nice. Not 100 percent sure about the pickup covers though.


Btw what are you both using to do this? I mean make the guitar colours different etc

http://www.nymphusa.com/kisekae/kisekaeE1.asp

neocon58
01-24-2006, 12:08 AM
Well, I bought that green mirror pickguard, so it's basically either the Rainforest design or something similar to this:

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a309/neocon58/Design8.jpg

I like both designs but I think the Rainforest one is still a goer.

Nirushika6789
01-24-2006, 12:03 PM
I like that last one but I still prefer the camouflage

I wanted to try it out too :p

MY Camouflage
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b21/satcheson/1ce939d7.jpg


FIRE!!!
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b21/satcheson/4f634ac8.jpg

Lol I was bored

el_monkey
01-24-2006, 12:55 PM
of course the third; sth extraordinary

http://www.instrumentguide.com/electric%20guitars/dean/dimebag%20darrell%20razorback%20silver%20blast/big.jpg

jade fahy
01-24-2006, 01:07 PM
i REALLY like the city design...um, the rainforest one is cool, but i think its too bright...and the other two needs a little bit more design...i think theyre too plain, but like...not to schnazzy, just a simple design to make it more catchy..

neocon58
01-24-2006, 05:12 PM
of course the third; sth extraordinary

http://www.instrumentguide.com/electric%20guitars/dean/dimebag%20darrell%20razorback%20silver%20blast/big.jpg

That bad excuse for a guitar is teh homoz!!1

Jebus
02-04-2006, 04:52 PM
so which one are you going for?

neocon58
02-04-2006, 05:30 PM
The rainforest one. I've already talked to my art and tech teachers, who are on the search for a capable art student to paint the top and headstock.

Rather than rewrite everything, look up these threads:

http://projectguitar.ibforums.com/index.php?showtopic=21560

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?p=4824973

Original prankstA
02-04-2006, 06:27 PM
i voted the yellow and black like a bumble bee

EDIT:2,000th post!

ralfsmith
02-05-2006, 11:14 AM
Oh its very interesting. Could you provide me more information ?

johntvery@operamail.com

johntvery@hotmail.com

neocon58
02-17-2006, 02:06 AM
Oh its very interesting. Could you provide me more information ?

johntvery@operamail.com

johntvery@hotmail.com

No, I can not, no, I will not.

For those interested, I have the neck and pickguard, have ordered the hardware (all black, sexy as fuck), and I will be buying the body blank soon enough.

I bought a cheap ass puretone pickup from ebay today for the neck position. The single coil position will be filled by an old 'Suzuki' single coil from an old school strat copy. As for the bridge bucker, that WILL be filled with a Dimarzio pickup.

The bridge bucker will be one of these:

Dimarzio FRED
Dimarzio Evo 2
Dimarzio Evo

Right now, the above list, in that order, is my order of preference. Chances are I'll change my mind several times before I actually bite the bullet and buy the fucker.

Zero
02-17-2006, 01:18 PM
Ooo I'm gonna make this one..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v316/DevinD/ParabolaRG.jpg

And I'm gonna try to get Shadoe McKee to paint it for me

neocon58
02-18-2006, 04:54 PM
*ejaculates* Very nice.

In other news, I played the James Hetfield signature ESP today. It's fucking nice.

pyromaniac
02-25-2006, 08:12 AM
i voted for the blue-black one - i dont like things complicated

neocon58
03-01-2006, 09:07 PM
Which one do you prefer??

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a309/neocon58/Rainforest%20JEM%20project/1.jpg

1...

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a309/neocon58/Rainforest%20JEM%20project/2.jpg

2....

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a309/neocon58/Rainforest%20JEM%20project/3.jpg

or 3?

Nirushika6789
03-05-2006, 02:10 PM
Which one do you prefer??

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a309/neocon58/Rainforest%20JEM%20project/1.jpg



or 3?
I like the first one better...it has a more 'cartoony' feel to it :D

Jebus
03-05-2006, 02:44 PM
I'd go for the third one.

13-31
03-05-2006, 04:39 PM
I like #4, it's something you don't see everyday.

neocon58
03-29-2006, 04:00 PM
Updates:

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a309/neocon58/Rainforest%20JEM%20project/mockup.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a309/neocon58/Rainforest%20JEM%20project/headstock.jpg

Chucking a Dimarzio Breed in the neck position. Having the body routed today. After the bodys done, It will be sprayed metallic green (like the headstock) and then the design will be painted on the top. Whilst the design is being painted on the guitar, I will wire up the pickguard.

The design is going to go on the headstock too.

Eddie
03-29-2006, 04:11 PM
I don't like Rg guitars that much but the rainforest one isn't bad.

Zero
03-29-2006, 05:19 PM
Neocon, your on the project guitar forums right? You gonna do that jungle cloth "vinear" thing? Or get someone to paint it?

neocon58
03-29-2006, 07:33 PM
Neocon, your on the project guitar forums right? You gonna do that jungle cloth "vinear" thing? Or get someone to paint it?

Yep. Getting it painted.

http://projectguitar.ibforums.com/index.php?showtopic=21560