I plan on painting the headstock black to match the body, but with about 1/2" of exposed wood around the edge like the tbirds.
As for flames, I have considered some but I want to be careful not let come take away from the look.
As for cutting through a mix, my band is a three piece so I dont want to cover the guitar, but fit right up under it. I have a russian Big Muff to boost my mids up for guitar solos. I have some strings on order from juststrings.com to switch the tuning over to a 5 string (minus the bottom string).
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