I had an epephone 512. i bought it second hand for Rs 900 including a guitar bag 10 picks and a set of strings. it was 2 yrs old.
Now after around 4 to 5 yrs i opened all the stuff the pad, tailpeice, pegs bridge and everything else.
I got it spray painted by those ppl who paint cars.
my guitar is as good as new and looks killer.
i have then pasted a pic on my school notice board with an expected price of rs 1500 and now i have had to raise it to 2000 just coz of the super response.
the newbies just go for the look i guess.
PS if u wanna give ur G a makeover then pm me i''ll give u a step by step guide on how to mend cracks in the beeding or scratches and how to get the shine back