EDIT/NOTE to readers of this thread. As of 7/7/17 Photobucket changed their hosting policies essentially becoming a pay site. I'll be working to get the pics for this thread hosted elsewhere and back online again soon. Brian 7-10-17; Beginning the conversion to imgur... Working on it. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- I've been working on this project for a while now, and I'm finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. I've got about a week or so left, waiting on a couple more parts, wire it up, and then reassemble. I was a lurker here for a while before I joined up, and I've had the pleasure to read a great many refinishing thread on this site. To those who have gone before, I bid you thanks for sharing your thoughts, wisdom, and pics. I learned a great deal from them, and this enabled me to have my project turn out better than perhaps someone who's never refinished a guitar before should have... Speaking of "Who" and gone before, one person I'd like to thank immediately is Who... Who posted this right around the time I got my 1992 Studio. http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/gib...-studio-stripping-back-sides.html#post4284259 Seeing you strip your Studio down and do what you did with it gave me a bit of courage to do the same. Thanks man! Also a shout out to smorgdonkey, who took the time to answer a mess of my early questions. Anywho....let the journey begin!! =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- I got a Les Paul that Gibson painted black, Back when in '92, the front, the sides, and back, I see these threads go by, strippin' 'em to wood, I want to do mine too, 'cause yours came out so good... (apologies to the Rolling Stones) So, I picked up a Studio off Craigslist a year and a half ago... $460. It had it's share of bumps and dents, but the neck was straight, the frets were good, and everything worked. It was the first Gibson I'd had in 15 years, and my first LP (I had a pair of SG's in the late 80's/early 90's). It was all original. Functional, but...meh. Two of the things I didn't like about it here; The high E string seemed really close to the edge of the nut/fretboard, and the truss rod cover was right up against the nut. IMHO, there should be a little space between them. First changes I made was to take a white Sharpie paint marker and highlight the edge of the pickguard, and change the knobs. Poor Man's Custom? I ran like that until Christmas, when got a set of crème plastics under the tree... Poor Man's Standard now.... I ran like that until May, when I finally said it's time to make this what I want it to be.