Recently I've really wanted another guitar but something different to the guitars I have now (PRS and Fender). I did have my eyes on an Omen 8 but after playing one I realised I wouldn't have much use for the low F#.
So I looked around and thought I'd like to put my own one together.
I looked on ebay and came across an RG7420 body in decent condition
Only cost me £37, bargain.
As for the pickups I think they're the Ibanez V7's and they only cost me £25 for the pair
Now the main problem I had was finding a neck. I couldn't find an Ibanez 7 string anywhere I looked so I got in contact with a few luthiers.
They gave me some decent prices and I had set on getting one made entirely to my specs but after some thinking I thought it was far too much money, for the money I would of had to pay I might as well just bought a used 7620 and still had money left for some new pickups.
So after more looking I got in contact with Jaden Rose Guitars. I emailed Jaden asking if he would make me a neck but by surprise he told me he had some already made necks that would fit the Ibanez body.
Pretty much what I was looking for and made by some one who's guitars I love. Hopefully I'll recieve it this week as Jaden has been busy and also giving the neck a fret dress before it gets sent out.
As for the rest of the guitar well I plan on getting a OFR7 bridge, Hipshot open gear tuners and CTS pots. I'll also get some different pickups at some point like some covered BKP Blackdogs.
I'm also considering refinishing the body but I'm not too sure just yet.
I'm planning on getting it altogether and done within a couple of months though I'm itching to just put everything on the credit card and have it quicker but I do have my honeymoon coming up as well as looking for my first place with the wife
Sounds like a cool project.