I have a 2002 Faded, with moon inlays and a very round baseball bat neck. I absolutely LOATHE it. Some of you may have heard me talking about my love/hate relationship with this thing, as I have been much more aligned with my Epi G310, that has a almost ebony-like fretboard and a thin and narrow neck. Well, I did it, I drank a hell of a lot of coffee last week, finally got tired of bummin' on this fat neck. Grabbed it, and the electric sander and some blocks/sponge with sandpaper. In 60 minutes I GENTLY took that neck down from a bat, to something resembling my Epi G310 neck. It's not a 'shredder' Ibanez, but right in between. I absolutely LOVE it. I can't stop playing it now. So many years with an unnecessarily uncomfortable neck. I now have a new guitar. So, for anyone that has thought of doing this, it isn't difficult. You have to go at it slowly– constantly checking the width. I kept the strings on it during the process, playing it every 20 seconds. Around the 13 fret and lower I made it slightly triangular instead of round. I didn't want to take too much off and affect the stability of the neck. It is perfect now. I'm so happy with my new-ish SG!! I assume this will aleviate, a tiny bit, the slight amount of neck dive that it had too!! Question. How do I go about sanding up to the black veneer that is on the headstock without chipping or damaging it? (see photo with an arrow). Oh, BTW, the guitar will eventually be stripped and refinished in Green.