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Well, it's an SE. First generation stoptail, dark trans blue modded with aftermarket pups (Lollar Imperial and DiM Bluesbucker neck) and Planet Waves cutting/locking tuners. It's a great guitar, featherweight, sounds great, and, but, I need arm carves on all my guitars to be able to play my best. In my 48th yr of playing guitar, I'm pretty sure I've got that right for me There have been times when I haven't played it much and considered selling it, but it just doesn't have as much market value as it's worth to me. So...... I'm thinking about getting my belt sander out and going for it. I'm capable of doing a reasonable job, but refinishing would be a whole other challenge. I suppose I could hunt around for deep blue aniline dye/stain or something (I have no idea what they used) and spray some nitro on top, etc. Or just leave it unfinished as a beater. I'm not particularly concerned with appearance, esp for a cheap ax. Still, I'm hesitant to sink my teeth into it, destroying what is a very nice finish. But, I think I'd really like it as a player if I could get more ergonomic with it and I have found no substitute for an arm carve. Just thinkin' out loud......