That's ARZ307 to you who speak Ibanese. Anyway this is the guitar: Yeah, we all know what they look like. I've had it for a couple of years. It's got Mules in it with a phase-switch on a push-pull. That's about all the mods I've done to it, but here's the deal: previous owner put EMGs in it and thus left huge holes in the front which I barely managed to cover with the mounting rings. He also drilled out the output hole to make room for a different output jack. I'm quite sure that's the sort of thing that DESTROYS resale value. Hence why I got it for a good price. I'm pretty happy with how it plays and sounds with the Mules, but I'm getting bored with how it looks and the feel of the painted neck leaves something to be desired. I'm thinking of naturalizing it; I just can't help thinking what a shame it is to cover up all that mahogany with black paint. I realize this would further ruin resale value, but I'd like to know if you think resale value is already in the toilet because of the previous EMG-mod. If I could at some point get $300-400 for it, I'd consider keeping it the way it is for now. If however it is worth much less than that, I really wanna do something to it to make it more "me", since it looks like I'm keeping for good anyway. I read up a bit on naturalizing from past threads on this forum. Seems like it was a bit of a trend back in 2011, but I haven't seen anybody do it lately. Seems like sanding with a sander and a sanding bit for the curved parts is the way to go. First with very tough sandpaper, then very fine. Someone mentioned chemical strippers don't work very well on Ibanezes, what's the consensus on that? Obviously I'm gonna do it outside, wearing a mask and I'll cover the fretboard in... painters tape good enough? After stripping the paint, I'd like to tung-oil it. 3 coats applied with a rag, sanding between the coats, leaving plenty time to dry. What else do I need to know? I'd welcome any opinions, for or against.