So, you have an RG550. It's getting a little old looking, paint's starting to chip and wear. You could get it painted, or you could harken back to the days of drooling at Vai in Guitar magazine with his burnt-look guitar.
When I was maybe 13, all I wanted was a Jem with a handle, because, well, it had a handle. And handles were cool. (I also wanted a pink one with neon pickups.. thank god I grew out of that).
Anyways, a little lighter fluid, some paint, plenty of beers and a $250 trip to the luthier for intonation and rewiring later, I have my own personalized 550BQ, fresh off the, erm, grille.
Pics do it poor justice, it actually looks (imho) pretty slick in person.
Probably not what you're looking to do... But just letting you know that "light it on fire" is always an option.