Ok I have an Ibanez EX160. Which for all cases is the bastard korean child of the RG series. Since It's worth practically nothing I can't justify trying to sell it as is. And just junking it isnt an option. So my plan is as follows.
Sand the entire body down and stain/oil it or give it a nice painted finish. The black finish on it is still in good condition with no chips, only light scratches, but I think it looks plain, i'm guessing it's basswood.
New neck, Wizard 1-2? Something else? Something faster is what I want, I find this neck to be chunky and the fret inserts to be too high for my taste, granted the action is set incredibly high right now so a proper setup might fix that problem I have, but the neck seems to be warmed/twisted when looking down at it, Dont know if a truss rod adjustment could fix this.
Cheap pickup upgrade from Guitarfetish.com, Probably the Crunchy Rails series.
Lastly new hardware all around, locking tuners, new tremolo with roller saddles, or a floyd rose? New electronics, shielding and so on.
I like building things, so I see this as a learning experiance. Money isn't that much of an issue but I will probably take my time. After pricing things out I see that I'll end up spending around $200 everything above except the neck if I do infact change it.
Anyways, questions? comments? I Could always just gut it and turn it into a guitar hero/rockband controller.
As you can see, the fretboard is dry and needs love
Look at that awesome high action!
more pics of her here