Customizing an rg-7321: Planning Stage
I am starting to get bored with the look of my plain black rg-7321, so I am currently planning on giving her an evo7 plus air norton, but mor importantly, I would really like to sand the top of the body, put some nice maple veneer on it and put some clear highgloss paint on it. The sides and back of the guitar would just stay the way they are.
Now, I am not very experienced in doing woodwork, so I have some questions:
- What can I do so the maple veneer looks nice and gray-black? I would not want to see any brownish tint remain, it should look just gray, with the veneer clearly visible.
- Are there any things I need to look out for when taking off the neck and then putting it on again?
- Are there any issues between old and new layers of paint? I mean, the sides would remain the way they are now, so is there a risk that the new paint would chip off easily?
- Is it possible to just put some kind of "paint" onto the fretboard so it becomes black? I mean without having to sand it first or removing the frets.
Thanks for your advice!