I bought an Epi Dot in order to strip it and paint it in the manner that I do . . . I've been waiting to snag one cheap for a while and have a simple design in mind. Meanwhile I also want to upgrade parts and wonder about some: What sort of tuner size am I looking at? can I get you're basic Les Paul style/size tuners, the kind with the large plastic tips? I want to add a Vibrola - will this fit? I think I want to add a Varitone knob -a la es345- is this difficult? About stripping: right now its sunburst, its really nice but I want to make it my own and paint it in a pattern with added burst interplay with the pattern. What is the best method of stripping the poly? I've used heat gun before (on an MIM tele)but that left the guitar rougher than I want to have to deal with this time, I also think I may want to leave some of the original stain if at all possible, while removing just the poly . . . . any recommendations? Finishing over the binding: how do I do that? masking? or scrapping? if masking is there a place to by the right sized tape? any other suggestions gladly listened to . . .