Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Ibanez #3 - 'RS530' marine burst

Like my other RS530, only with a fancy flamed maple top and transparent blue burst finish. This would be lovely if it weren't terribly scruffy. The frets are heavily worn, there are dinks all over the body, the finish is flaking off the headstock and the strings have worn gouges in the pickups from them being too close. It's also missing the 80s boomerang strap buttons and I've substituted some Schaller straplock buttons which I fit to most things.

It's sort of a spares donor for my other Ibanez as the hardware is in OK nick.

It would be tempting to turn it into a refinish project but I've got something simpler I want to tackle first.

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