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    Almost was a FG22 owner.. WEDGE's Avatar
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    New CE and makeover in progress.....

    So I have long wanted to do a PRS over in my own twisted vision so I just scored an old beater CE. The good news is it has a killer maple/maple wide thin neck and a one piece trem. The bad news, or good news since I was able to get it priced right, is that it was beat up and had a really horrible set up. Finish was dented and dinged and the trem was decked tight to the body but the frets were clean. NO worries as the first thing I did even before plugging it in was this.....



    Then I stripped back the finish which was made much easier by chemical strippers.........





    So now I have a three piece alder body in pretty good condition that is perfect for my needs. From here on out the rest is a secret but believe me when I say you will NOT recognize it when I am finished with it......final and build pics to follow ASAP.......
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    Yeah!!! Can't wait. I love these types of threads.
    I like surprises!!!

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    Go, Wedge, go!

    This looks like it's gonna be epic!
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    NICE!!
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    Awesome!! Be sure to post some teaser pics during the process!

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    This is gonna be fun to watch.
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    Did you consider using a heat gun to remove the finish? I have an SE I'm about to embark on a similar project with...

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    Oh yes! I'm a new CE convert so I'm excited to see what you end up with!

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    Looking forward to seeing the results, but please post pictures as you go along too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by slang05 View Post
    Looking forward to seeing the results, but please post pictures as you go along too!
    Pictures may spoil the surprise of the outcome, but I am taking progress pics which I will post with the reveal.
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    Damn!!!

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    Oh yeah!

    Getting project envy now...

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    Awesomeness!

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    Looking forward to this!
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    Not finished with the bodywork yet but did a color sample.......yeah it is kind of loud....

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    loud, but cool
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    That's going to make quite a statement. Can't wait to see more.

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