I had this korean RG470 neck in my stash for several years, it was broken at the scarf joint but luckily the fretboard stayed in one piece and it was thus easy to re-glue. Since I can't sell it for any serious money, I was looking for a cheap body to make a mutt with it.
Recently this beautiful RG320 body popped up in ebay for mere $30, so I pulled the trigger. Basswood with thin maple veneer, the redburst looks awesome in reality, the photos with flash just can't capture it properly - really deep, intense burst. The only thing to repair is the nasty chip visible in the pics, it won't be perfect but should be barely visible after I'm done. Otherwise the body is like new.
I was lucky, the neck fits perfectly with the original screw holes and the previous owner already had the modern fine-threaded OFR bushings installed
Basically it can't be called a project, rather a simple assembly.
I had this Gotoh in my parts box, several pups to choose from (I'll go with the Jason Becker model in the bridge and a Pearly in the neck first), so I just have to repair the chip, polish the frets and the back of the neck, cut a new electronics cover and assemble it all. Quite sure it'll be killer, now I have a nice project for the holidays
Will keep you updated.
nice lookin iby kickstart,wishin had not gotten rid of my 1992 rg570L,it was a player with a wide thin neck,super fast fretboard,but i hated the pups,and like a dumbass traded it for a schecter banshee flyod with actives...
there is a 2008 ibanez 1570L prestiege for sale by me for 600 with case,may have to go take a look since u are givin me the gas for a iby again!! thx man,lol
edit.. mine had the standard h/s/h setup...never found a h/h lefty iby.