After a long discussion, the decision was made for him to source a broken headstock bass, which already had the look he was after. Then the crazy part began....
The plan was to transplant the broken headstock onto the body of the bass!
The strangest part of this modification was sawing off a completely functional headstock! The sawing was a one shot task as the angles had to be exactly right else the whole thing would not work due to the joining of the new headstock to the current body. The broken headstock was cleaned up of it's cracked wood from it's break (from an SG body) before aluminium rods were inserted to reenforce the joint.
Although the maple was cut to fit, the excess on the top of the block, left to make clamping easier, was then cut down to fit.
The headstock was sanded back to a smooth surface and prepped ready for the refinishing process to begin, with black stain being applied to the back of the headstock and neck.