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Post My Ibanez/Epiphone build
Hi everyone!

A while ago I started building a replica of Paul's pink Ibanez/Epiphone. It's a guitar I've always wanted so thought I'd give it a go!

I'll add photos when I can, can anyone recommend a good image hoster?

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Here are the parts needed, using paper for a mock up of the body.

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More pics on the way!


Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:01 pm
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looks like its going to turn out great!! also the neck placement is not quite correct the 22nd fret on pauls guitar is right on the edge of the body which is what draws me to this type of design. looking forward to how this turns out


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Awesome!

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where did you get the ibanez and paul gilbert signature decals from?


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Thanks! Yep I just placed the neck randomly in that photo haha. I got a friend to make the decals, still need to get him to print them.

Heres some more photos,

Timber ready to be planed:
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Timber planed and cut ready to be glued:
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Body glued:
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Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:37 pm
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im so excited to see this complete!! are you also putting aluminum tape over the humbucker?


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Me too! Yep I've got the aluminum tape for the humbucker. Here's more progress,

Body sanding,
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Body rough cut,
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Body routed with template,
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Neck marked for extending,
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I'd play that!

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Probably better than me haha! More progress,

Neck extension joint roughed with hammer and chisel,
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Neck extension joint cleaned with router,
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Neck extension joint glued,
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Neck extended,
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Joint cleaned and smoothed off,
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Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:33 pm
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its so cool to see how this is done


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The work of a luthier is way beyond me ... even the soldering repair of electronics.. .I pretty much just play, and not very well at that ....

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Ebdim9th wrote:
The work of a luthier is way beyond me ... even the soldering repair of electronics.. .I pretty much just play, and not very well at that ....


You can just wing it and get pretty far on the first try. Trust me, I know: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=20970 (some photos are missing but you get the idea)

BTW I've moved the topic to the appropriate section.

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Thanks Lamer. Did you get that project finished? Looks cool!


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Nah, I moved into an apartment shortly after and no longer had access to a backyard. The finish line was in sight though and I still have all the parts on a shelf so you never know...

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Lamer wrote:
Ebdim9th wrote:
The work of a luthier is way beyond me ... even the soldering repair of electronics.. .I pretty much just play, and not very well at that ....


You can just wing it and get pretty far on the first try. Trust me, I know: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=20970 (some photos are missing but you get the idea)

BTW I've moved the topic to the appropriate section.



I could give it a shot, but I do have my limitations, such as finding a place to work, coz I'm in a one-bedroom apartment .... thanks for the topic, and link, I'll check it out ....

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Post Re: My Ibanez/Epiphone build
any updates on this?? also what color are you going with??? ibanez pink?


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Yep there's been more progress will upload pics soon! I'm going to go with the pink, I've found what I think is a very close match so we'll see how it turns out


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I believe an update is in order ;)

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