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  1. #1

    Join Date: Jul 2011
    Location: Taylor,TX
    Rig: STEALTH HEAD, 2 4-12 CABS

    iTrader: 0

    Ibanez rebuild

    OK, I just got finished with this rebuild and thought I would share the build. A little back story on this rebuild. A buddy of mine got this s series guitar and dropped it off at my shop for a set up. From the 12th fret it was unplayable. So a fret level was in order or that's what I thought, well as I got into it I realized that from the 12th fret to the 18th fret the fingerboard looked like a rolling wave, and it ramped up on the low B starting at the 5th fret. And not only that but I found that the body had a crack in it that ran all the way to the back. So I called by buddy and told him the bad news. I could shoot some glue in the cack and fix it, remove the frets and relevel the figerboard and refret it. He came back with, if you have to do all that just rebuild the whole thing, new fingerboard and body and other custom things. Done


    Flame maple fingerboard

    Mahagany body

    cocobolo top

    Floyd rose trim

    On the pics of the build,,,,

  2. #2

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Jacksonville, FL

    iTrader: 1 (100%)

    Well that turned out pretty damned awesome.

  3. #3

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Austin, TX
    ME: 90 RG570
    Rig: Digitech GSP2101

    iTrader: 5 (100%)

    Looks cool. I would have been tempted to make the fretboard a 24 fret board with an overhang Still, good work!

  4. #4

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Virginia Beach, USA
    ME: ESP Sexy Finger
    MB: ESP Horizon 5
    Rig: Randall V2

    iTrader: 5 (100%)

    That looks tight, maple ftw!

  5. #5

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Montreal / QC. / CAN.
    ME: ESP Maverick
    Rig: 6505~(some pedals)~Orange

    iTrader: 2 (100%)

    Looks waaay better than what he had in the first place. Well done!
    President - Reverse Headstock Lover's Club

  6. #6

    Join Date: Mar 2012
    Location: Austin,TX
    ME: Custom Brybanez RG
    MA: Taylor 214CE
    Rig: 95 Triple Recto BlackFace

    iTrader: 1 (100%)

    This was the most expensive fret level ever!

    Bryan, you da man!

  7. #7

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Boston, MA
    ME: JP6 / Carvin CS4
    MA: Martin DC-1E
    Rig: Axe-Fx II XL

    iTrader: 34 (100%)

    That looks fantastic!

  8. #8

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Lake District, UK
    ME: RGD2127z/Apex 100
    Rig: Diezel Hagen/Zilla's

    iTrader: 11 (100%)

    That looks awesome man!


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