#1
So I'm looking to get a new guitar and it happens to be, I really like the ESP Alexi 600 (Alexi from Children of Bodom) but I don't like the idea of having someone elses signature model.
Therefore, I'm looking for ways to mod it to make it my own. I need some ideas though. One thing I'll do for sure is add a neck humbucker. I was wondering if it's possible to change a fretboard inlay, cuz id be up for doing that. But im not really sure what else. Any help?; What would the people of UG do?
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#2
get it to where it looks good and plays good in your opinion, then leave it alone.

i don't know what you think looks good or sounds good, so that's up to you.


best of luck to you.
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#3
I've asked about changing fretboard inlays, and it's a job you don't want to do really, way to much work involved and if you don't know what your doing you can easily screw up the neck.

I would grind off that dumb looking paint job, and do something different with it, I saw a spalted maple V that just had a clear coat finish on it, looked badass.

A burst finish would be unique as well, but prolly a dye or stain of some sort would look better.

Really all you can do to make it look different is change the finish, add a pickup, change out hardware, not much else you can do.
#4
i actually have a problem with modding guitars none that i own are stock a change of pups newstring gauge change the scratchplate rewire it add something(killsiwtch,preamp etc.)
new nut,saddle,scoop out the frets
have fun with it!
and enjoy
#5
All we can really do is, advise you NOT to get that guitar.

It sounds like you want a rhoads-style guitar, but don't like the options that are available in the run-of-the-mill models.

Look into body's and necks. There are companies that actually make body/neck combo's like that sig model, you just need to find them. They are out there, waiting to be discovered by you!
#6
If you like the shape and all, but you want a neck pickup, why not just get a Jackson rhoads?

http://www.jacksonguitars.com/products/products.php?group=Rhoads-Body

In opinion, Alexi's guitar isnt really signature like. People wont be like OMG YOU'RE AN ALEXI WANNABE! Its more laid back and normal looking. Unlike getting a Synyster Gates Schecter for example, where that DOES look try hardish.