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I have a cool Ibanez RG321MH upgraded pups, hardtail,etc. and I was wondering how one would go about getting a pgm neck to put in there instead(reverse headstock). Just to have some fun with it. Through whom would I order. Can't find anything real on ebay. So I was wondering if there were any dealers that I can make this happen through.

thanks in advance.

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Have you tried www.warmoth.com?


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I emailed the customer service guy and he says it wont work for my guitar because they only match up to fender specs. (heel joint)
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He doesn't cut ibanez headstock shapes and I don't trust myself to graph and cut it correctly w/ pegholes. I lack guitar craft experience.

I was going to convert a lefty replacement neck but again. the neck heel.
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So I looked around and Ibanez doesn't really have a parts dealer that I can order from.

This baby would look so beautiful with a reverse.
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You might try to find an RG565. It had a reversed headstock and a maple board but I'm not sure if they were AANJ neck pocket. Anyone know off hand?

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nothin' in the 'bay....


....hrmmm...

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Ibanez dont sell necks. Unless you provide them with a broken neck.

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broken to what extent? 8)

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gallahad wrote:
broken to what extent? 8)


If you broke your neck they would probably replace it with the same type. They probably wouldn't replace it with a reverse headstock neck.


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So I'm out of luck eh? Unless I find some really good guy to cut a flat paddle from warmoth...

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There are lots of luthiers out there that will build you one. As long as they can deny ever laying their hands on it.

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Do you know any off the top of your head that you can recommend? I know one here in vegas that I can order from, but I'd rather walk in and make sure they know exactly what I want.

Thanks in advance.

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Is it just the reverse headstock you're wanting, or do you want reverse headstock with maple fingerboard? If you're OK with the rosewood board, that gives you a few more options as far as reverse headstock Ibanez necks. Something else to keep in mind. Pretty much every reverse headstock Ibanez neck you do find is going to be routed for a locking nut. Which isn't that big of a deal, but you will have the two holes showing from the back. --Jason


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Sorry mate I oly know of luthiers in the UK.

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JasonK wrote:
Is it just the reverse headstock you're wanting, or do you want reverse headstock with maple fingerboard? If you're OK with the rosewood board, that gives you a few more options as far as reverse headstock Ibanez necks. Something else to keep in mind. Pretty much every reverse headstock Ibanez neck you do find is going to be routed for a locking nut. Which isn't that big of a deal, but you will have the two holes showing from the back. --Jason


I have actually never owned a maple neck on a guitar. I'm just used to(and comfortable) playing on rose or ebony. I almost bought a nice fender strat once but I just couldn't get comfortable on the maple so I didn't.

So yes, I love playing on rosewood. Got any ideas?

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you can't compare Fender Firewood to anything else.

Play an Ibanez Maple or maybe even a Kramer, Charvel, BC Rich Gunslinger, etc and you'll see what it's all about.

I love Ebony but Maple has won me over


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Well, I most definitely wouldn't go as far as calling fender instuments firewood. They make some damn good stuff if you're willing to front the money lol. I have a killer strat with a rose neck, love it to death and it plays like a dream.

I get what you're saying, fender maple is junk, I'll agree with you on that one.

I did see an Ibanez RG(it was lime greet sparkle) with a maple neck. It was KILLER. It was in a pawn shop for like 125 bucks. I totally regret not buying it...unless they still have it cuz not many peope know about that shop...I might take a gander and try to get my hands on it or rip it from somebody else's.

...still...the reverse on my cool mahogany oiled RG body, would totally own...

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Here's a list of reverse headstock, AANJ, rosewood fingerboard, Ibanez necks. Most have sharkstooth inlay, but there are a few that have dots.
PGM3, PGM30, PGM500, PGM800, RGR220dx, RGR270dx, RGR320, RGR470, RGR480, RGR570, RGR620, and RGR1220. The PGM500 and PGM800 are the only ones without a locking nut. Whether you find one of these necks, or have one made, you're probably going to have more invested in the neck than you spent on your whole guitar. Best advice I can give you is just keep your eyes open for one of these models that you can buy cheap, keep the neck, and sell the rest. 8) --Jason


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Thank you kind sir JasonK.

I'll keep my eye out.

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A friend of mine has a RG321 mahogany like yours, which I had for awhile when he asked me to upgrade the pickups in it and give it a once over.

They are in fact fine guitars, but unfortunately the body shape and neck pocket on this specific guitar are not standard with respect to any other Ibanez, even ones that are also from Korea. I had the neck on the 321 off for awhile and tried fitting another neck of mine from a 500 series RG, and it's substantially different. Wouldn't fit at all, without some serious work.

They didn't make any 321 lefty's, did they?


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Not sure, but I did indeed think about going that route and swtching the nut to a right handed so that the string guages would match up with the grooves in the nut.

I my pop has a lot of experience in woodworking and machining, he can most definitely work the pocket to fit the specs, its just a matter of finding the neck.

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