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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.

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

How'd you do it?
 

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Wirelessly posted :)yesway:)

:drool:
 

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I was waiting for this thread.

I want to send a H/S warmoth over for that type with a different colour combo, but I have to buy stuff before tour :lol:
 

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Still deciding whether I love, or hate, the finish. :scratch:
One thing is for certian though, the super switch is a neat-o gadget :yesway:

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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Wow it looks amazing. Very unique especially with the pickups.

Edit: Any more details about the super switch wiring that sounds awesome! (wiring diagrams plz so I can convert it to BKP coloring :D)
 

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Fantastic, man! I love those guitars.

I'd love to start another project guitar like this.
 

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Thanks chums!!! Like I said, I am over the moon for this thing. Can't wait to try this finish on other guitars with different colors.... Imagine a really dark blue with silver black and white! Or orange/red with black. The possibilities are endless.
 

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Best finish I've seen for a while . Love it. Pity there is no sexy inlays that would finish it off nicely. That said dude it still looks incredible.
 
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