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    Join Date: Dec 2018

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    Convert left-handed guitar to right-handed

    That such foreros, and I found myself with an ibanez 560 lefty from 93 to about 250 dollars, the problem as I said right is that it is left-handed, as there are no instrument stores here where I live because the e bought to be right-handed jaj, well in my eagerness not to want to play like this, I decided to make it right. The problem is that I have no idea what happens in the wood if I do it, because I want to make it right, apart from having a lot of holes in the front I do not know what happens when I want to reduce the cutaway on the left side, the mast is left without its base to hold it and no longer hold as it should or if at the time of putting another bridge must fill that same empty cavity to be the bridge left hand or glue to use to stick that wood where the springs go etc.
    The guitar in question is this;
    Let's see if someone can help me
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    Join Date: May 2012
    Location: Seattle, WA
    ME: Carvins
    MA: Larrivee
    MB: Ibanez BTB675M
    Rig: 2 Year Old Son

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    Please don't do that to that guitar Sell or trade the thing to someone who will treat it with the love and respect it deserves (and I'm not even that much of Ibanez guy) and get a right handed guitar. And I say this even though I have an unnatural hatred of left-handed guitars

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    Join Date: Apr 2010
    Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
    ME: Hacked tele and RGs
    MA: Freshman
    Rig: Mesa Mk V:25

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickS View Post
    Sell or trade the thing to someone who will treat it with the love and respect it deserves (and I'm not even that much of Ibanez guy) and get a right handed guitar. And I say this even though I have an unnatural hatred of left-handed guitars
    Definitely this!

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    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: 7th plane of ethereal hell
    ME: Ibanez UV7PWH
    Rig: VHT UL /AxeFX2 /Mesa RK2

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    well... What I'd do is:

    - Sell the body (or keep)
    - Buy a replacement body/any square heel 80s/90s RG body from ebay
    - Put neck on the "new" body
    - Transfer pickups/hardware etc
    - Possibly sell the left handed trem

    In any case, I wouldn't route the body or mod it, as you'll end up in a rabbit hole. Make sure you can reassemble/sell on the guitar at some point down the line when you end up wanting something different.

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    Join Date: Jan 2013
    Location: Ohio
    ME: USA Strat/LP, TAM10
    MB: Ibanez SR305
    Rig: Randall Satan

    iTrader: 3 (100%)

    Please don't fuck that guitar up. Sell it and buy something else.

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    Join Date: Sep 2010
    Location: flagstaff
    ME: Suhr, Warmoth, rg550
    Rig: Mark V:25 & Mark II

    iTrader: 4 (100%)

    Yeah man screw that. I'd give you your money back on that so you could get something else. I've got a ton of these and always want more.

  9. #7


    Join Date: Nov 2014
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    My opinion:

    1. To mod that in the way you're thinking will cost you more than you know.
    2. Tearing into it will destroy any value it has, and as you can see by the other posts, it does hold value for some folks.
    3. You will never mod that enough to get what you want from it... by the time you're done, I guarantee you won't want it.

    The advice above is sound. I would find a buyer for that guitar and buy yourself a suitable right-handed one.

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