Build Your Own Custom Guitar

Standard

Basic idea is I wanna have my own style guitar inspired from few famous guitar. I combined Ibanez JEM (Steve Vai’s signature guitar), Ibanez RG Series, Ibanez JS (Joe Satriani’s signature guitar) and Ibanez Egen (Herman Li’s signature guitar).

I choose Ibanez JEM model as a body. I ask to my friend (he’s famous guitar luthier in Indonesia) to make a copy of Ibanez JEM body with some modification.

copy Ibanez JEM body

copy Ibanez JEM body

It’s need modification because I used different pickup models, different tremolo/bridge, different volume-tone knob and pickup switch. I make the body more slim than the original even just few millimeters.

I put the Ibanez Egen style on back of the body. It’s scalloped on back side of bottom cutaway. It’s make our left hand easy to reach higher note/higher frets. I didn’t put the Kung Fu grip because it’s already have Monkey Grip.

Scalloped on backside of bottom cuteway

Scalloped on backside of bottom cutaway

I use Ibanez RG Neck. I got this part from online store. Actually I wanna reverse headstock model, but I can’t get it.

Front Side

Front Side

Back Side

Back Side

I put Ibanez ZR tremolo (I got it also from online store), put DiMarzio DP186 pickup on neck with purple cover (I also have yellow cover). On bridge side, I just put G&B pickup with vintage mounting ring.

ZR and H-S

ZR and H-S

I used similar switch and knob from Ibanez JS 2400.

Switching System

Switching System

Controls

Controls

Controls and Switch

Controls and Switch

Finally, this is complete finished guitar. ^_*

Complete

Complete

5 thoughts on “Build Your Own Custom Guitar

    • ahmadharis

      bingung kalo mau dipidioin bunyinya. karena suaranya akan terpengaruh dengan jenis efek serta ampli. gimana kalo main ke sini trus coba sendiri? :D

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