I thought EVH just bought a Strat body, changed the trem out & put some coloured tape on!
That looks like a lot of serious artist style paint work & design! Great stuff!
I must admit I'm lazy & would prefer to get a nice piece of wood & just finish it with some Danish Oil & Nitro Lacquer spray.
My first guitar build was a Fender Jazzmaster type , so bought the neck, hardware parts & body & assembled it with some P90 pickups.
Then I finished it in Turquoise Metallic colour spray, it's expensive spray paint in cans & is very fussy, the guitar body has a few small blotches , I also had problems with the spray can due to humidity issues!, it's OK from a distance but look close & it's crap, like a unintended relic finish
Maybe I need to get a proper spray gun system & a spray booth, but that's a bit of cash!
It's an expensive hobby, so I prefer to cut & shape necks & bodies from timber, saw the fret slots, fit the frets, wind & assemble my own pickups ect, to save some cash, it just all takes a bit longer. I've even cut down on using power tools, hand tools like bench planes take longer but less chance of messing up / plus not as dangerous. I know a few lads who are missing digits from construction site accidents.
I draw the line at making tuners & tremolos / tailpieces, too much metalwork for me!
I did make a bridge from some U bar & cut & fitted the aluminum saddles, cost me about £15, enough for a few bridges, instead of buying a new bridge for £100! Also built a pickup winder inside what looks like a birdbox for £25, instead of paying £200-400!
Just waiting for the weather to pickup now, so I can make more sawdust mess in the garden!
Got another one on the go...........!