Picked this up off a fellow BC'er (El Capo) last year and it has been sat round gathering dust. First photo is his.
It is a beauty considering the price so I have decided to spruce it up.
No as my fat fingers are pretty ropey at doing anything practical, a friend of mine is doing the actual graft on this. I am just calling myself 'project manager'.
Now despite 75% of my basses have been sunburst, I am not too keen on them. So with this we (well he) is stripping off the sunburst, which appears to be a wraparound coat (see picture) and going to paint it TV yellow/Butterscotch blonde. However, not decided which yet.
The head stock was already shaped to mimic Fender one and there is a decent fender bridge on there.
Going to take a wee bit off the neck, but not much as I like a hefty neck.
Other than that, not much to do. Will see how PUP gets along and swap out at a later date.
Just need to order a black 3 ply plate to finish it off and may do something different with the volume and tone wheels.
So purely aesthetics at the moment. Really I am using this as an experiment to learn a little about building and re-painting guitars (although I can't shadow hime now!) so I know what needs to be doen and how much to spend if I see a project for sale in the future.