**EDIT: Quick photoshoop of what this beast will look like (hopefully I won't fork up the headstock painting like I did in the GIMP xD)
**EDIT 2: DONE! But I have to shim nut, drill deeper neck mounting holes, re-align nut slightly, fix electronics since only the bridge pup works, and maybe a few other things as they arise.
I've taken it upon myself to build a cheese-ridden heavy metal 80s axe that combines what I perceive as the best of the two main shred guitar companies of the 80s - Kramer and Ibanez.
This thing is essentially going to be a RFR RG550 with a few changes. First off, the pickup configuration is HSS, and I'm not entirely sure if I'll have a middle pickup at all or if there will be a full pickguard. Secondly, the Floyd is gonna be flush-mounted ala EVH so that tuning isn't an absolute pain in the ass. And, perhaps most importantly, the headstock will be a Kramer-style banana one.
I'm painting it the closest to RFR I can find since it's obscenely 80s but could still pass in other environments. I'm going to try to stick some reflectors on the back as well, and maybe put some glow-in-the-dark paint on there somewhere.
As of now I've ordered the body and I'm waiting to get in contact with someone for the neck. Things I need to deliberate/need input on:
-Round off the body edges? Kramer style bodies are more Strat like as opposed to the square edged RG bodies.
-Pickguard? I'm strongly considering putting a pickguard over just the controls and leaving the pickup area exposed. I'd cut wood to put in the routes though so it doesn't look like crap.
-Headstock decal? Without one the guitar will look rather bizarre... but what should I put on there?
Pics as things come.