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    My new Ibanez RG520 beast. New paint technique and crazy Dimarzios!

    Pics first, explanation later:

    This is Neil, my new 2000 model RG520QS!!! My first ever project using my new paint technique i'm calling "scrape painting"! I originally planned on swirling this guitar (as i am prone to doing), but followed a wild hair that took me somewhere completely different. I am in love. I've spent as much time staring at it as i have playing it.

    Ibanez RG520QSTB
    mahogany body with a quilt sapele veneer
    Edge tremolo
    special ordered Dimarzio EVO bridge and Gravity Storm neck. Unplated nickel, black poles.
    Wizard neck (maple with bubinga stripe, rosewood board)

    In addition to being just darn lovely to look at, the guitar plays and sounds incredible.... the EVO bridge in mahogany is one of the most perfect sounds ever. So insanely thick AND clear at the same time! Why isn't everyone doing this?!?! And the Gravity Storm neck is super cool. Its almost like a huge thick liquidy single coil. And i've got a Dimarzio super switch in there, with some cool wiring options:
    1. Bridge (series)
    2. Bridge (parallel)
    3. Outer coils (parallel)
    4. Neck (parallel)
    5. Neck (series)
    I will upload some videos soon so you can hear this guitar rip! So happy for this one!!!

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    That looks fucking incredible.

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    That is the coolest finish I've seen in a very long time. Jesus, dude. Take all of my money.

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    Holy sweet fuck. That is amazing. I fucking hate swirl finishes but this, this is art!

    How'd you do it?
    "I'm afraid of new guitars. They're too shiny, I can't play them or take them anywhere. They might get damaged!"

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    It kinda looks like the Suhr "drip" finish... but not quite. Very cool.

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    I like that!

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    That is hot man, nice job
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