Originally Posted by catfish72
Acetone nail varnish remover may be the answer here. I've already mentioned in another post, I tried to clean some sticker residue from my strat and it took finish right off.
I don't know if the finish on your guitar is the same, maybe try somewhere on the back, see if it works. It may save you 59 hours of sanding.
Here's the pic of what happened to strat:
I can only assume that Strat has a polyurethane finish like most Fenders so I will try it out. Although something must be different as I've heard of people using a heat gun and having the finish peel right off. Although they must use it more heavily as there are tons of burn marks in pics I've seen. Thanks though.