I've got a beat up '86 standard in black that I love to the moon and back, and I'm considering having it refinished. I'm thinking tobacco burst, cause I have always wanted one, and I play in a KISS tribute band that gets paid pretty well, so it would make sense to have one in that finish around. I do have a couple questions though before I take the plunge. 1) What kind of finish would be on this guitar form the factory? poly? nitro? something else? I have no idea. 2) What are the chances this top is so fugly that it has to be a solid color? I can hang with a plain top, in fact I'd prefer it, but how many pieces of maple with different grain patterns are there likely to be? Are there remedies for an ugly top? and 3) Who is the guy to go to? In the midwest possibly, I live in Cincinnati.