#1
hey guys, I have this Epiphone les paul standard (black with cream plastics and chrome hardware) and the headstock broke off, but i glued it back on, and is now safe. But since I got a better one now I've decided I'm gonna do some stuff to it. (when I say do some stuff, I dont mean put stickers on it.)

Heres my plan, was wondering if you could give me a rough estimate on the chance of it working and prices etc.

-Sanding down the paint to a natural finish
-Ripping out the neck pup and covering up with something (not another pick up)
-Ripping out the tone and vol pots(?)/knobs and covering it over so I'm left with the one bridge volume and maybe the tone,
-taking out the toggle and covering it up.

So I should be left with some kind of monstrosety that is like a TD-333. on a les paul.
#2
It's do able. It should only cost you as much as materials, which I assume would be some kind of wood to fill in the holes, sandpaper of varying grits, woodfiller/epoxy, and paint. If I had to venture a guess at price, I'd say around $30, maybe more depending on the quality/quantitiy of materials and what type of paint you use.

Edit: If it's a flat top guitar you could also just skip the woodfilling stuff and buy some pickguard material and do it up like a LP junior.
#7
:O that's genius Ill have it natural with dark brown/red or black racing stripes like the Tom Delonge sig

If I could I'd have a darker wood as the stripes, but that would probably involve cutting up the body and contouring that would aswell.

When I sand this down, how hard is it to not f*** up the contour? Am I gonna have to use sand paper or could I use the big motorized sander at school? I'm really quite scared about doing the sanding. And what do I do about the binding when sanding the sides? I haven't got much experience with sanding you see.
#9
Im not sure if that'll matter too much though cause ive got to put one of those black plastic covers over the gap where the truss rod is I think. So that will cover most of it, the grain difference doesn't matter too much though.
Just had a sudden thought of turning the toggle switch into a kill switch kinda thing, cause it'll be disconnected from the rhythm so it'll just cut the sound. But I'll just by a silver toggle with not tip or surround for less of the standard Les Paul look.