Ok so I have an Ibanez Artcore AG75 and I want to strip the finish off of it down to the bare wood. Now for the stupid question. I've been told never to take all the strings off of the guitar at the same time because removing the stress of the strings of will screw up the neck. Do I take them off or just sand around them?
Just gradually de-tune all the strings before you take them off, that way the tension won't just vanish in 1 moment (which would happen if you cut them all at the same time).
take them, it shouldn do any harm, well it didn to mine
ok thanks alot
I do it everytime I restring.
it wont do anything to the wood. i will warn you though. stripping the finish off of that guitar is probably a bad idea, its likely laminate top/sides/back. if you go through the first layer of laminated wood, you will find some very ugly wood underneath.