Apex II Refinish - Particle Board? Huh!?
My Ibanez Apex II is currently away being refinished in a natural/ebony stain (similar to an M8M). The guy just finished sanding the gross, green factory finish off and called to tell me that he found... get this...
... a layer of particle board on the headstock face (under the paint).
What the hell? Anyone heard of this before? How is putting a layer of particleboard on the face of a headstock, under the paint, cheaper/faster than finishing the guitar traditionally? Is there some other reason Ibanez would do this?
Removing said particle board would add money and time to the project, so I had to modify my plans, have him leave it in place, and lay solid black over it instead. Annoyed, but I need to stay within budget.