Infiknight Posted January 23, 2008 Report Share Posted January 23, 2008 Hi all, I'm departing on my first venture into doing any sort of work to my guitar and so far have been picking up a lot of good knowledge from here. Thank you. The 'project' (its not quite as exciting as many I've seen) is to take my trusty 1994 Ibanez S470 axe and strip the black body down to the mahogany and if its a nice natural effect then I may just clear coat it and go forward with the other little adjustments. BUT, the problem is that I may also like to add a flamed maple top to it or perhaps a cut from this wood: http://www.woodveneeruk.co.uk/proddetail.p...rod=fiddlemaple I can then coat over and get a nice effect. Another idea is to put a top on the headstock and body (instead of the maple) from this: http://www.capitalcrispin.com/ebony_macassar.aspx I realize that I may sound like someone who's picking out visually attractive things but has no idea of the workings I'm faced with a few problems: 1. Are there any problems using the Ebony maccassar? 2. Getting the accurate measurement for the body and headstock (anyone know where I can get blueprints?) 3. As I don't have the facilities or space where might I look to have the wood cut 4. How to apply the wood on the S470 as its not a flat surface and not symmetrically curved. 5. How to put an inlay into the body/neck 6. How to replace the plastic 'buttons' on the neck I apologise if I'm asking too much of you but I can't find any info and the closest guitar man to me who is knowledgeable isn't very helpfull (he's after some cash - if I had it I would ask him to take the project on). Thanks in advance! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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