Modifying an Ibanez RG120

Post your question here and an experienced guitar player or teacher will get back to you.
Post Reply
Posts: 1
Joined: December 2nd, 2017, 12:57 pm

Modifying an Ibanez RG120

Post by MicahD » December 2nd, 2017, 1:09 pm

Hello all,

I was given an Ibanez RG120 a year or two from a friend because they just didn't want it and I had plans to modify it and just haven't gotten around to it. Mostly because I feel I don't have enough information to do it considering this will be my first time modifying a guitar. I have done very simple repair work on my other guitars, like soldering and cleaning, but nothing beyond that. With this guitar I would like to...

- Replace the tuners
- Potentially replace the bridge
- Replace the pickups and basically all of the electronics.
- Make it coil tap/split
- Remove all paint and refinish the entire guitar with a satin finish

Any input, advise, or experience would be extremely helpful!


User avatar
Alan Green
Guitari Lama
Posts: 8055
Joined: September 23rd, 2002, 1:35 am
Location: Little Cambridge, Essex, UK

Re: Modifying an Ibanez RG120

Post by Alan Green » December 3rd, 2017, 12:37 am

Everything except changing the finish is a matter of buying the right stuff, following the instructions to the letter and not rushing it. I don't know how you're going to deal with the finish.

You can buy a new guitar for less money than the cost of the mods you're looking to make.
"Be good at what you can do" - Fingerbanger
"I have always felt that it is better to do what is beautiful than what is 'right'" - Eliot Fisk

Wedding music and guitar lessons in Essex. Listen at:

Post Reply