I picked up my 63 strat today after it was refinished and restored by RS. This is a cool guitar that I bought of ebay. Gulp! It was totally original except for the pickguard, the finish and some screws and is dated Feb 63. It had an intersting life starting off as a sunburst, then going phsycadelic in the 60s, before being stripped back to natural in the 70s. As a result the cavities were an interesting mix of wild paints. Luckily there was almost no loss due to sanding, and all the routes etc are original. The natural finish allowed me to verify the dowells etc. I love sonic blue and so it was restored to that. I would describe my experience with RS guitarworks as outstanding. They are careful, meticulous and knowledgeable. The end result is better than I ever expected. The stripped body had evidence of the nail holes, although filled with red paint. The nail holes have been re-instated correctly. Also under the red was the body date intact. I don't like heavy wear, which posed a problem as the guitar had been heavily played. This is also a bonus of course as the thing rings like a bell, and vibrates madly. They did a great job of ageing the pickguard to be in between the browned out hardware and the new sonic blue finish. The lack of relicing was my order, despite the advice of Roy! They felt it needs more and recommended I play the heck out of it to get it. The guitar had 4 coats of blue nitro after undercoat and the finish is superb. Finally it had a very nice, clean refret back to vintage frets. All that is left to do is enjoy it. I haven't had a chance to do it however i am told by the folks at RS that the neck pickup is to die for. I recommend RS to anyone who wants to restore an instrument with great care and in accordance with the way it would have been made originally! Here are some photos.