oh I know what happened somebody really wanted and ugly Ibanez or Dimebag Darrel Esque guitar, but they had a relative that said well I got this "old" fender you can have it can't be worth much so the person got it, did that to it and thought they were KEWL ! ( yes I spelled that wrong just like an 15 yearold on myspace)
And then they played it in a new metal band. Everybody thought it was KEWL too but it lacked humbuckers or the all important Floyd Rose so it was sold on ebay.
I hope that is almost what happened to it, I can't see why a sane person would kill a guitar like that otherwise.
Talk about modding or building your own guitar from scratch.