As some of you know, I've wanted a Burberry plaid Precision for over a year. I tried getting one covered in vinyl last year, but that didn't work out. It did look very promising for a while, though: Now I want to try again, using this method instead: http://www.projectguitar.com/tut/mat.htm I know that doing a plaid pattern ups the degree of difficulty greatly, because if anything is not straight it will become immediately obvious. The body does have forearm and belly contours. I'm definitely not gonna attempt a 360 degree wrap and will paint a burst over the sides instead. I have most of the parts - black Precision body from a Squier, a maple/rosewood neck with an Ibanez-shaped headstock that fits the body, 1-ply black pickguard. I also bought a cheap secondhand Burberry shirt on Ebay. I will have it in my hands next Sunday. This is the pattern, though I'm not sure if the picture will work: So, I have a week to do some prep work. What should I do with the body and the headstock (which I also plan to match)? Should I just scrape them a bit with some 320ish sandpaper, or strip the finish completely? How many gallons of filler should I plan on this fabric soaking up? I've never quite done anything like this - I've made a few basses including cutting, sanding and finishing the bodies, but I've never done anything with fabric that was more complicated than patching a hole. On the bright side, at least I realized quickly that my original idea of a fake Louis Vuitton bag for my double bass was not practical.