Now, this is one of those project ideas that you have when you have too much time in your hands...
How about getting a black OLP MM1 and doing this:
That'd be a sort of poor man's EBMM Steve Morse with a maple fretboard (which I'd love). The headstock would be 4+2, of course, but the closest Kisekae I could find was the Wolfgang (DON't laugh at the pickguard, I was doing my best!).
I'd be better off getting the EBMM Steve Morse, but where's the fun in that??!!
It should be pretty easy really:
- Block the trem
- Drill a couple of holes for the switches (the Strat switch slot would be tricky though), or just route the whole cavity out
- Get a pickguard cut (or cut it out from an old bucket!)
- Spend 3 days trying to work out the wiring (diagram available at the EBMM website)
- Install the p/ups of your choice (white, of course; I'm a sucker for white p/ups on black)
- Sit back and admire your work (don't play it, for heaven's sake: GAS prevents from playing
Pickguard: about $40
p/ups: $150 if new
So, you have a completely unplayable freak in your hands for just $450, while you could have a fine instrument for $1200, but with none of the fun.
Of course, I have no intention of doing it in the near future (that would mean work), but there's the thought. What do you think? Am I a visionary genius or just a raving lunatic??!!!