Thanks for the compliments guys. In all honesty, the pics dont really do it justice. Must be seen in person. As for stripping it, we used a heat gun. Works like a charm, not near as much of a mess other methods. The mahogany is awesome with the pickups, great tone and sustain. And yes Brent, it was a "happy accident". Kevin has done the same thing to a 2020X for himself, and before this, he stripped a RG770, put a sweet flame top on it(tung oiled and unfinished as well), and installed a Roland Midi system in it as well. I'll get pics of that next time I'm at his place.