Originally Posted by VHFan
I'm not exactly what you are doing with the paint. Just a touch up or a full re-paint. There are a lot of threads in the gear photo section showing paint jobs on projects around here...Dino, myself and many others have done it with success.
I wasn't sure what I was going to do with the paint, I was mulling some things over how I want to arrange knobs and switch. I have it figured out how I can rearrange knobs and switch, add shielding, install EMG actives, and dual batteries for 18 volts (or double the battery life) without having to do any extra paint work due to holes left in guitar that had to be filled in. I'll just place a small LED low battery indicator where the volume knob that was in my way to fill that hole. The LED bulb protrusion is just a small "nub" and won't be a problem. I did take the knob out and played without it in my way and it was like a new guitar, what an improvement!
I didn't realize they had a forum on the ESP website until after I posted this thread. There is a wealth of info on these guitars over there.
So no paint work needed for now. I do want to remove the LTD logo on the headstock eventually and do a small continuation of the tribal inlay that's on the fretboard. (copy a small section thats on the fretboard and place it where the LTD logo is then clear coat over it) Yet I'll wait for the locking tuners
to mess with that.
I have seen some of the awesome work done on guitars by members here. Some definite talent here.