Build Your Own Custom Guitar

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

    1. bingung kalo mau dipidioin bunyinya. karena suaranya akan terpengaruh dengan jenis efek serta ampli. gimana kalo main ke sini trus coba sendiri? πŸ˜€

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