I just acquired an old japanese S7420FM and I'd like to get it bound on the Body\Headstock
and maybe put some exotic top wood on it or do a nice burst finish.
Where would you guys do this kind of stuff? I guess chris woods isn't in business anymore?
I'd also need someone with good communication and nit too long ETA, any idea?
Do you like how it sounds? If so, don't fuck with it, other than swapping out pickups and/or replacing hardware. You just never can predict how a seemingly minor change, like a laminate top, can mess with the sound. Binding is expensive. It is done before fretting. It's far easier to search E-bay for a replacement neck, or you'll pay for binding AND a fret job. I can think of so many reasons not to do this to a guitar worth less than the amount of money you'd put into it. Instead, wait for some of the guys to chime in with who is reliably building quality replacement bodies and necks these days, and throw something new together.