#1
Hi guys, I was wondering if you guys knew if I could sand down the finish and what grit sandpaper I would need to get the gloss finish on my Epi Les Paul Standard down to a satin finish?

Also, would I be able to work with the contoured top and binding as well?

Thanks
#2
It doesn't work that way. If you sand it it will just look like you bought a guitar with a crappy finish on it. Satin lacquer actually has a special agent in the paint that makes it not glossy. Even if you scuff up your glossy finish, with wear it will get shiny again and just look weird.
#3
You can spray it with a clear satin. That may work. It works just like clear gloss yet has a low sheen.