Hello all, I've been watching this site for a while and I've seen all of the mods people put into their 5120s and such and it's really pushed me to mod mine further. Mine originally was black-a 2008 model with the humbuckers. I quickly swapped out the tune-o-matic for an aluminum bridge. 2 years ago I had a friend who worked at a car shop paint the front of mine red like the old 5125s but I was never quite 100% happy with it. I also upgraded the electronics-put a tone selector for the neck pickup in (the bridge didn't seem to respond well with any changes on tone) and upgraded all my pots. Oh, and I also bought a TV Jones Classic Plus and a Magnatron. Anyways I've decided to strip it down and make it look real nice by giving it a nice cherry red stain. So far I've just sanded the back down which was done tonight and I'm curious to see how the stain will go over the orange stain that was under the black paint. I hope to keep anyone who is interested updated here as I undergo this project. I also plan on reshaping the f-holes and maybe a new headstock logo taken from a few hints I've gathered here. Included is a picture of the guitar a year ago and 2 pics of my work tonight.