Re: New headstock veneer?
Just because a lot of guys on here consider the striped ebony headstock 'inferior', don't be influenced by them !!! It makes the guitar more unique and special and in some ways more classy IMO - a la PRS Artist. So what if it doesn't match the body colour, it matches the fretboard better if you want to be that petty. I'd keep it as is, you'd spend a lot of money and devalue the guitar in the process.
GAZ (member of the striped ebony headstock fan club)
PS : Everybody raves about the RG3120 with it's rosewood veneer headstock. Nobody ever complains about that !! Why ? Coz loads of people have them and love them, not many own an RG8270. Love it for what it is. One of the best guitars you can own.