Members deadllama Posted March 23, 2010 Members Share Posted March 23, 2010 I've got an 87 American Standard Strat. It's been factory-refinished in Pewter and had EMG SA's installed in it because some jackoff wanted a Clapton signature model but bought a used '87 instead. Underneath the Pewter is a beautiful coat of Surf Green, which I believe is the original color since Surf Green was offered in 87 and Pewter didn't arrive on the scene until 88 or 89, whenever the first Eric Clapton model came out. (That's what Fender said, anyway. I emailed them pictures.) Anyway, so I'm sanding off the Pewter. I know this is crazy, but I don't care. I've already got a lot of it off and with just the Surf Green the body is much, much more resonant. The Pewter finish is at least twice as thick as the original Surf Green. I've also ordered a set of Lindy Fralin Real '54's and a mint green pickguard, and an "aged white" knobs/pickup covers/trem cavity cover kit, so I'm going to have to take the pickguard out anyway. All that is to say: sanding the Pewter coats off would be a lot easier with the guitar apart. How easy/hard is it to do so? I'm reasonably mechanically inclined (I repair computers for a living) and my soldering skills are well-honed. Am I going to break something? What should I watch out for? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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