Hello, I just bought a black 1987 Les Paul Custom. It has NUMEROUS nicks and gouges from what would appear to be a belt buckle and it looks really rough. I have read that refinishing a Les Paul is blasphemy. What are some people's opinions. Value isn't really that important to me as I am going to keep this for the rest of my life I think. Also cost is not an issue as my uncle is a custom wood worker and will do it for free. Thanks a lot!