#1
I'm not looking to completely make it over or anything, but I'm a complete newb to this. I'll post pics later, but for now just know:

It's got a bunch of dings and paint loss. The pickguard also needs replacing.

How do I start?
Will any paint do?
Do I have to sand it down first?
How do I take off knobs and such?

As much help as possible is appreciated.
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#2
If the dings, dents, scratches, and gouges are all over, it'll make sense to disassemble it first.

1. Before unbolting the neck, loosen the strings.
2. Remove the trem cover
3. Unhook and remove the springs
4. Unbolt the neck
5. Unscrew the 6 screws holding down the bridge
6. Unscrew the 2 jackplate screws
7. Unscrew the 11 pickguard screws
8. Desolder the wires to the input jack
9. Desolder the wires from the input jack to the pot
10. Follow the refinishing instructions on the ReRanch 101 link below

ReRanch 101 Refinishing Basics
#3
Here's some pics:

I'm just looking to touch up the knacks and replace the pickguard...



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