Well since I've gotten it I've felt that the black has always been a little boring especially for this particular guitar. Not to mention its got all those freaking holes in it for 2V, 2T, 2 coil taps and 1 phase switch and I usually never like that many options.
So a few ideas have come up in my head.
1) Sand the back of the neck and the body down to the wood leaving the headstock and volute painted black. Then using gun stock oil do the back of the neck. I'd paint the body something like a nice metallic color that'd go with a black headstock - maybe green, blue or yellow. In the process I'd also fill in the freaking control holes with wood putty leaving me with a sort of a JPM control setup - 3way, 1V push pull to tap , and 1 master tone.
2) Option 2 is do everything above but oil the body along with the neck. I don't know how it would look as the body is alder Plus get rid of the annoying controls.
3) Sand everything down and oil it. Plus get rid of the annoying controls and put in the JPM setup.
What do you guys think? Recipe for disaster or should i go with it?
In my experience (and I've basically done the same thing with an Ibanez RG7), unless you ABSOLUTELY KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING, avoid it.
Not to be a depressing fuck, but this can (and often does) go so wrong.
The neck thing shouldn't be too bad though, Mesh. It'll give you a really nice, fast feeling neck.
If you still want to go through with the whole refinishing thing, give me a shout, and I'll hook you up with some PDF files I got on the subject. They're really helpful.