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Thread: RC-1 Custom 25.5 Scale Bolt on Neck

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    RC-1 Custom 25.5 Scale Bolt on Neck

    This is a customised RC-1 kit - it has a bolt on 25.5 maple neck, everything else is standard.

    I've kicked off my build diary by checking how the neck sits in the neck pocket. There are some gaps there although no show stoppers. Hopefully this will disappear once the neck is screwed on?

    Unfortunately, I can't use the trapeze bridge as the bridge holes are located further back on the guitar body. Therefore, I'm going to source a stop tail wrap around at this stage.
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    Member Iíll give it a go's Avatar
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    Perth, south of the river.
    This is going to be a good build to watch.

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    Hi. I know it's common to do a mock up build. However, I was thinking of going a step further and do some additional steps to get the guitar playing through an amp; that way I can determine if the pickups are worth keeping and get an overall idea of quality.

    Anyone done this?

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    Overlord of Music FrankenWashie's Avatar
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    Glebe, NSW
    Itís quite common. There are a number that build that way.
    I would counsel you to stick with the kit gear until you are 100% sure you want to upgrade. Most of the pickups Iíve had are decent, there has only been one set that didnít do it for me, those were from a different factory and the electrics package was suspect from the get go. Body and neck were fabulous though.
    I have too many guitars...said no guitar player. Ever. Especially not on this Forum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aido78 View Post

    Anyone done this?
    Yep. I like to make sure the guitar is a top player before considering how to finish it.
    I would hate to have a showroom finish and discover some hardware issue that slipped under the radar ( a fairly common occurrence for me).

    cheers, Mark.

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    great thanks for the feedback!

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