So I'm finally getting around to starting on this refinishing/revamping process for my Douglas Hadron 727 . If any of you saw my NGD for this guitar you would have seen that there were a few things that I didn't like about the guitar, but trust me I have big plans for it. As for right now the guitar has been disassembled and I have started trying to sand away the clear coat that pretty much covers this entire guitar (including all the cavities ). 20181202_140012 by Defyantly posted Dec 3, 2018 at 2:10 PM One of the weird things that I noticed when I disassemble the guitar was the markings on the tuners. 20181202_143654 by Defyantly posted Dec 3, 2018 at 2:10 PM 20181202_143651 by Defyantly posted Dec 3, 2018 at 2:10 PM 20181202_143642 by Defyantly posted Dec 3, 2018 at 2:10 PM The top pics are in ascending order of strings 7,6,5,4,3,2,1. The tuners themselves were marked RH (right hand I assume) and differing numbers of 1, 2, and 3. but these were in almost no coherent order which I would have assumed would have meant they were for specific strings, but I digress I will be changing these to black schallers or shaller-types anyway. I started sanding with 80 grit on the back just to see how my little mouse sander would work, and it did pretty well but I have found that Douglas either used a stain or a light oil finish on the wood so I have to sand that off as well to get down to that natural mahogany. I am also still not sure as to what type of wood the stringers are in the neck and body. It almost looks like rosewood but its a little too dark IMO maybe ebony of wendge. Received_546527559154726 by Defyantly posted Dec 3, 2018 at 2:10 PM The 80 grit seemed to take a long time to actually get down to bare wood so I might pick up some 60 grit to power through it and just buff out the scratches when I start to smooth it out for finishing. Speaking of finishing I intend to use the black stunning stains from Crimson guitars and their finishing oil for a nice oil finish. Does anyone have any experience with these? I want to do almost a black burst with the back and sides being really dark and the fade to almost a grey in the center. Other plans for the guitar are: Black hardware Stainless steel re-fret Blocked black Floyd trem possibly shaping blocks for the neck and middle PU and covering with a veneer and installing a white bridge PU (suggestions welcome) eliminating tone knob and blade switch kill-switch install deepen neck carve deepen upper and lower horn cutaways thin out the body around the sides (weight relief, almost to Ibanez s-series shape) more pronounce belly carve re-bind the neck with white instead of ivory + luminlay side dots reshape neck to a thinner shape I'm sure some of these ideas will change as the project progresses. I am still learning so please be gentle but all recommendations a criticisms are welcome. Since my schedule is pretty busy Ill do my best to keep this as up to date as I can. As always thanks for reading!!