Hey folks. So I’m seriously thinking about doing something fairly extreme with my Mk1 Epi Iommi. I’m thinking about turning it into an Old Boy tribute, as much as is possible. I spoke to a friend of mine who is a great luthier and he had some thoughts regarding the neck. Ideally I wanted to replace the G400 fingerboard with a custom made ebony one with cross inlays all the way down the neck and binding. He said getting the fretboard off of a set neck guitar would be a major PITA, and could possibly damage the neck. And from what I’ve read, getting the neck off of a G400 would also be a massive job. So what can be done? Distressing the body. I could probably do this myself with a heat gun. Replacing the bridge and tailpiece. I do have the correct schaller 456 bridge, but this is staying on my Gibson SG Junior cos that’s my main guitar. I’m thinking a babicz TOM and stop tail. Replacing the scratch plate with a clear one. IF I can find one left handed. Replacing the tuners with chrome ones. Replacing the knobs with the big Iommi correct ones, no problems as I already ordered a spare set! So my question is, what do you think? I have he Mk2 already and love it, and want to do something with the older one. I guess I could add cross decals to the neck, you can get quite good ones that cover the small ones on the G400. I could maybe use 3mm auto pinstripe tape to do a fake neck binding. I could change the hardware as I said and leave the body black, but then I’ve got 2 black ones. I could do all the changes and if the body turns out ok I could eventually spend lots and get a custom neck made. obviously the G400 already has the kickass Iommi pickups in there. some pics, this isn’t MY guitar, it’s in the basement but can’t get down there due to my busted Achilles’ tendon. Thoughts greatly appreciated!