Started working on this guy yesterday. I picked it up awhile back and had a friend put a vinyl wrap on it to hold me over until next year when the weather warms back up. Got it home and couldn't stand not knowing what was under the ugly black paint so I got to work, hand sanded it down starting with 60 grit then 80, 100, 120 & 220. I'm going to use a palm sander to take the ring off where the mahogany had been exposed and darkened. Now I have to figure out what I want as far as a finish, considering just a tung oil.