Yeah I see now it is a lot of work to do, but I'm up for the challenge I think. The previous owner said that when he bought it it had already been sprayed a terrible flame job of the body, so I may just smooth this base coat out and use it as a primer, I'm looking more to sort out the neck than anything else. I can't find a decent 7 string anywhere for under 3 grand so I figure what the heck, might as well jump in. Apparently the guitar was a decent player before DIY enthusiast number 2 decided to spray it white. Whoever the bright spark was that painted the flames also removed the tone pot, meaning I will have to source another one.
I guess I just have to wait and see what I've gotten myself into
So basic plan of attack will be, fit everything together, check it's all there, check it is playable. Tear it down, sort out the body and spray the original colour, paint strip and sand the neck and pray that the serial number is still under there somewhere. ( He sent me a photo of it at least, its a 2004 model.... spray the headstock and stick a decal on there.
I've got some leave coming up, this could be fun