A have an old carved German DB with worn lacquer finish and some very mild dings. I've talked with several people about how to get it looking nicer without ruining the sound and am just seeking opinions. I read the French Polish thread. That was suggested by someone and there's someone in town that could do it, but it appears this could compromise the sound and it may not last. Yet, a bass dealer showed me a bass that was polished and it looked great. Is there something besides French Polish to clean up some worn spots? I think a little fine sandpapering might take out the mild dings. Also was suggested to just let it be and not mess with it. Any suggestions appreciated.