i have a 1994 prs ce maple top and i'm considering removing the polyurethane clear coat. i know, , but a) it's beat to hell, and b) guitars just sound better without a finish. i would like to remove the poly without harming the stain, but i doubt that's possible. obviously sanding it all off is one solution, but would take forever and would have to be done very carefully, especially on the top to preserve the contour. i'd obviously have to pay an experienced luthier or repair guy to do this, and i imagine it would be expensive. the other solution is to use some sort of chemical to remove the finish, which would be much quicker, but i'm worried that whatever chemical was used may somehow harm the wood. either way, it seems like the stain would also be removed, but maybe i'm wrong. so what is the more desireable solution?