OK, well that certainly describes my Fender. All started in 82 with a can of blue Schwinn bicycle paint, that Schaller bridge and a set of Duncan Hot Stack J pickups, soon replaced by EMG PJ's. Only original parts are the body and neck plate. None of them are cheap parts, but it's always had a ratty homemade look about it once I trashed the original finish, and especially does now. OK, I'm a rat-rodder. Time to line up for my tattoo.