Long time lurker, first post and thread. Love this place.
I'm thinking of replacing the neck on my 540s. I believe it is either 1990 or 1991. It is the "black cherry" version, HSS. I'd post a JPG of the old catalog page, but I don't have enough posts!
Serial number is: F011951
Could someone point me in the right direction for options that will drop-in with minimal fuss? I would like something meatier. The current neck is really cramping up my hand.
I love Jackson necks, and wish I could drop one in, but I believe that's not possible. Or requires much modification. I'm a very conflicted person: love Jackson necks, love Ibanez bodies. Sigh. I also like the necks on the Gibson Melody Maker reissues from (I think) 2000-2004, PRS wide-fat, and Fender's "soft-v" on the Baja Tele.
Suggestions and options? I'm also considering sending the body in to Ed Roman, as it seems like he would be able to match it up with something new or used in his inventory. But I'd rather hear from the true fanatics here first!
I should mention that I am hoping for a used, vintage, and/or "in-stock" neck, rather than a custom build from scratch, due to my limited budget for this project.