Re: Value of a loaded 540R-LTD body?
Thanks frankfalbo, (PM Sent with neck damage details)... I can't really put my finger on the "why", but I do prefer the Ultra. Its already pretty thin, and if I'm not mistaken, the Wizards have an even thinner profile - When I bought this guitar, I was 23 and all my digits were in equally good shape as I was. I'm 43 now, and my fingers aren't quite so capable as they were then. Being without the Ibanez, I've gotten used to playing some other guitars with much thicker necks, and so playing even the Ultra takes some getting used to.
Another reason is much less rational... I just like having the neck that belongs with the guitar. Call it a desire to return to "the way things oughtta be". If I can get the guitar back to a realistically usable state, I'll probably never want to sell... but if I DO sell, I want to sell in its original state, or as "original" as possible.
I'll probably also look at replacing the bridge with an identical one also, at some point... sweat has eaten away at a surprising amount of material from the top saddle, and there are some other minor issues that might even be fixable by just getting parts... (pop-in trem arm holder, for example)