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So I have 2 Ibby RG bodies for the one neck. I've got a white hardtail and red trem equipped body for my RG 7621 neck. The white one is a nicer finish so I want to do something with the other body.
I don't have any idea what I want to do with it but I don't want to send it to a pro to do because I'd like to give it a go myself. I don't have too many tools at hand but I could probably borrow some if needed.
So what should I do with it? I could just strip it but being a cheap basswood body, I don't think it will look great. Swirls are pretty cool but I don't see myself getting a DIY one that I'd be happy with.
 

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I could basically get that look with a black pickguard. Here's an older pic of the body. It's a little beat up with a few chips and dents in it, one of the reasons I want to mess with it. I've had people tell me it looks a bit pink in person but I think they don't know what a pink guitar should look like!
 

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Some good ideas so far. I like the yellow with the multi coloured hardware, very 80's Ibanez. I think I'll probably go for yellow of I get a solid finish. 2 coulours I've liked for ages are desert yellow and heiniken green.
How easy is it to lacquer over something? My sister is an artist so I could get her to do something custom on it but I'd need a clear over it to protect it. I'm guessing this could be hard to get right when I've never refinished before.

Set it on fire!
Fire sounds like fun, and it would be something I'd love to do to this basswood body! I've tried a few pups in it but so far they've all sounded pretty poor. Even the BKP in it now sounds fairly poor.

I have another option too, my drummer refinished his drumkit a few years ago with a golden wrap and he said he had a nice bit left over. I could probably use that if I wanted. Here's what it looks like.

 

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I recommend getting the Paint Your Own Guitar e book. Its actually really good and it tells you how to refun with spray cans. My first attempt didn't go so well but it really helped me through the process.
 

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or you could do "Fire Engine Red"

Similar to RFR, but I think a bit brighter!...

Brighter in pictures. Not in real life. Rfr defines bright red
 

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I'm going to talk to my drummer at practice tomorrow and see if he still has the stuff lying around. He should be able to help me out regardless of what I go with because he worked in a paint shop and has done some of his drums before too. I'll check and see if he's on board.
I recommend getting the Paint Your Own Guitar e book. Its actually really good and it tells you how to refun with spray cans. My first attempt didn't go so well but it really helped me through the process.
I've seen a few spray can attempts before and it looks like it can be done but the results I've seen varied a good bit! I'll look for that ebook, thanks for the heads up.
 
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