Hey guys...completed a new project over the weekend. This was originally an Epiphone '84 Explorer that had the hardware and electronics removed. The body was in great shape and the neck was perfect. I didn't want to do the original black-on-black scheme, it was too Hetfield for my taste. Originally I was going to sand it down and refinish it in faded cherry red, but the finish was still in great shape so I left it as is (although the photos make it look grainy). I decided to make it look like something out of the 70's with refined classic rock stylings. The hardware came from Warmoth and the pickups are Seymour Duncan SH-5 Bridge and SH-2 neck. I set this up to C# standard since I wanted a guitar that could handle stoner metal and heavy blues. The pickup choices were perfect for the sound I was after. Thick, warm, and heavy. Yeah it still says "Epiphone" on the headstock but all in all, a great player for around a $300 total investment. Hope you guys like it.
Nice job. Looks good.