Well I'm thinking about sanding my old bass and lacquering the wood. Problem is, the bass is a bc rich warlock, and I'm afraid the wood will look like ****. The bass has sat in my closet for years, and recently I pulled it out and decided to defret it, that turned out nice. The bass has some use now. I do have experience refinishing guitars, I've swirled an Epiphone and stained/lacquered a strat copy. So yeah, I just don't know what to expect the body to look like after sanding it down.
only one way to find out.
If its agathis is going to be pretty boring, and probably made of a few different pieces.
Worst case scenario you just repaint it. Absent Mind is probably right, but you could have a gem. Go for it.
If it's a cheaper BC, it'll have agathis. But yeah, if it does look like ass when you sand it down, just finish it with a solid color instead of a see-thru.