Re: Ibanez 540P/540PII owners?
I'm currently building a 540 PII. I got a brand new neck from an Ibanez warranty shop. I had to buy an aftermarket body from Monster Guitars. The body took some extensive mods (neck pocket, tremolo cavity etc. to work with the neck and the edge tremolo. I had to use a Floyd rose R5 nut as I couldn't find any Ibanez 45mm nuts. It was too thick, so I had to have a machine shop mill it down to match an Ibanez nut, then I had it hot-blued by a gunsmith.
All told, I will have over $1000 into this sucker. Should have just bought one off of E... for $900. Oh well, at least I will have a brand-new 540.
My brother-in-law is a custom car painter. He will be painting the body. I told him to surprise me with the finish, so I don't exactly know what I will be getting when I get the body back.
All parts except the body and the nut are Ibanez. I even have one of the notched neck plates with the thumb notch cut into it. I'm looking forward to seeing it finished.