Ibanez Neck swaps

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  1. vashuba

    vashuba Supporting Member

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    I posted in Jemsite, but haven't got any responses so maybe someone here will now.

    So this guitar has razor blades for frets, i had the guitar setup, but still they tear into your skin after 30 minutes, where as my Fenders, i can play for hours, no prob.

    To re-fret the guitar is gonna be $200 on the low side, so maybe i can just swap the neck?

    I have the ibanez RG series guitar, will any RG neck swap on? Its a wizard 3 neck profile, so will a wizard 2 fit?

    thanks
     
  2. cardinal

    cardinal Supporting Member

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    Just sharp fret ends? That shouldn't be anywhere near a $200 job to smooth those out.

    Ive swapped a few Ibanez necks. At least with the 7 strings, the necks have gotten wider over time, and the Indonesian spec necks are different from the Japanese spec necks, even if they appear to have the same width.
     
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  3. R3deemed

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    I think addressing the frets is the easiest/cheapest way to go IMO.
     
  4. DustyRhodesJr

    DustyRhodesJr Supporting Member

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    You can fix the neck you have with an emory board and some masking tape.

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  5. vashuba

    vashuba Supporting Member

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    i filed down the sides that were sticking out, they are cheap jumbo frets. I think all my the other guitars are close to medium jumbo.
     
  6. Ape Factory

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    There are numerous Ibanez guitars that'll swap necks between one and other. I put an RG Prestige neck on an S series. You need to make sure the heels are the same width. Best place to see different neck widths is here: http://ibanez.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_neck_types

    With that said, everyone else is right, it'll be far less expensive to have a qualified tech or luthier do a fret job. If you go with a different neck, find a Prestige neck as they're usually pretty spot-on with great fretwork and feel.
     
  7. customguitars87

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