So as per my Showmaster NGD in the Standard guitar sub forum. This will be where i document my mods for this beast. Got alot to do to it before its done so lets kick this journey off. First things first. Planned mods: - Ebonize the fretboard - install blue luminlay side dots - change the top to a matte finish by scotchbrite/matte clear coat - Hipshot open gear lockers - Hipshot contour bridge - White tusq nut - chrome string trees and strap pins - Remove pickup rings and fill holes (will be done before changing the finish) - Bareknuckle pickups with either nickel radiator or tyger covers depending on what pickups i opt for - Sand back headstock to bare wood, stain and apply new decal and matte clear coat - Tape off and sand back of neck Done abit of the neck today In July im going to acquire plenty of stuff to progress this including scotchbrite, sand paper and the matte clear coat. At that point i will tape up and go deeper on the back of the neck using the scotchbrite. Not that enamoured by the steel wool 0000 buff. But its defo faster than before.