Got an MKR, but have varying evil thoughts....
I can't make up my mind on this... and have been wondering about it for the past couple days.
I have an MKR I bought off ebay in August... I paid $1,500 for it, and it's obviously been used. There was a nick in the front into the wood I filled in, and since it's the only time I've done such a thing, it doesn't look perfect but it's not noticable unless you actually knew before-hand.
Anyway... Someone here had their MKR redone by Darren and I was thinking about doing the same thing. However, I was also considering getting a monkey grip cut into it. Any guitar without a monkey grip looks and feels strange to me since I got hooked on Jems. I don't know who could do a moneky grip though. Not only was I considering getting the monkey grip done, but I was also thinking about getting the headstock swirled and a new Ibanez logo done since it's kinda scratched up... maybe black with a swirled logo? Eh? If not, I'd probably just want the logo redone like the original, because I actually do like it.
I was also thinking about getting the fretboard redone in ebony, and new pyramid inlays, or perhaps have the originals put into the new fretboard for originality-sake. Naturally I'd need new frets... the frets currently on there, although playable, are fairly worn. They shine like champs thanks to Rich's tutorial though : D
It could probably benefit from some new wiring, most likely a new pickup selector, since it pops a little at times when switching pickups.
I'm curious to know how much this would all cost to have done, and if in reality it would be a real benefit. Also, would it drive down the value of the guitar? I wouldn't want to sell the S.O.B. for sure after modifying it, of course.... but you never really know.
I've also thrown around the idea of selling my MKR, my DBK, and 555, and paying the difference on a DNA.
What are your opinions on either idea?