So I have two guitars that I've fixed up and slightly customized over the years. They're work horse guitars and are far from perfect. I was thinking about selling them because I just have to much gear but I was curious if it would even be worth it. Here's an album with pictures of the guitars and any damage/wear: Old Guitar/ New pictures - a set on Flickr Customized 1988 SR Devil This guitar was literally dead. It was covered in stickers from head to toe and thrown away by the side of the road. I walked by and thought there was something special about this guitar. Turns out its super rare and was only made in Germany for a short period of time 87-88 Although I did not push the money into refinishing the paint job I used Goo-off to remove all the stickers and hand buffed over and over and over again until the body regained some of its original shine and glossy feel. Even though there are LOTS of cosmetic damage to the guitar and some that looks like it would have left the guitar obliterated (see image of nut), I put the money into this guitar to repair it. Here are my customizations: * Wilkinson locking tuners (gold) * Guitar Fetish Tremolo with solid steel block *Yellow and Black Dimarzio X2N bridge (yellow and black) + Red Dimarzio Tone Zone in reverse (paul gilbert style) position *All new electronics 1M rating (I laugh at this now but I thought it'd give me SUPER HIGH output) *New Graphtech graphite nut the only issue I really have with guitar is that the frets are the original ones and they are a bit sharp on the edges and the frets are pretty worn down since their not stainless steel. Worst part is def this: This is the nut, the idiot who had it early actually tried to carve into the wood because the old nut was broken. Luckily it seems to just be cosmetic, so I glued the new graphtech nut in its palce Please see pictures in flickr for further details The other guitar is a Customized Dean VX with Floyd This is the discontinued Floyd Model of VX series. I found this guitar covered in grime, frets destroyed, wiring destroyed. The guitar by all means was a piece of shit.... but when I picked it up I noticed something interesting. The neck on this guitar was amazingly comfortable for a Dean guitar especially of this price. I decided to take it home and salvage it. Here are my customizations: * All new frets * Stripped old black paint and stained bare wood "English oak" w/ clear coat * All New electronics with a push/pull coil tap for both pickups *replaced zebra stock pickups for a SD JB Bridge (open black) and a Gibson Burstbucker 2 neck. * Added Tremol-no *Left Grover tuners and Floyd Rose Licensed Bridge The two issues with the guitar again are just cosmetic but annoying. Basically the chrome pickup looks a but grimy (couldn't figure out how to polish it back to its old look), also the guy who clear coated my guitar (Springmire Vintage Oakville CT, beware) let the clear coat drip from the bottom forming bubbles at the tips of the V. Also the sides were extremely rough. I used super light sandpaper and smoothed out the sides and made the bubbles much smaller. See here: http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3722/8873940248_66ce946d64_c.jpg I'm curious what people think.