Based on the response to the "2 electromatics or 1 proline" and "Under $1000 proline" threads I'm going to document my process in building up and hot-rodding a proline for under $1000 bucks. I am a cheap bastard and love to score deals on stuff, and I've been lucky enough to swing a proline and hang on to my 5420- which I love. So this seems like a fun challenge - here we go: The victim- a pre-fmic 6118 double Annie. Cost: $850 Came with my favorite, locking sperzel tuners. Also came with a popped and repaired headstock overlay, but I'll deal with that later. Some buggered strap locks unexpectedly, but that's a fairly easy fix. Add one v-cut B6 bigsby. Cost: $90 (score #1) Add a sprinkle of Dynasonics from a 57' duo jet. Cost: $75 (score #2) That puts me at $1015, but after the sale of the filters and tailpiece I'll have a bit of play money to dress it up. WARNING: there will be leopard print involved so purists, please avert thine eyes. I need to finish my current project before I can go all out on this one, but I will update once I make some progress if you guys are interested.