I've got two Music Man Stringray basses, a 4 and a 5 string, and the paint is flaking off on the backs of both basses and exposing the wood beneath. The exposed wood is perfectly clean and smooth and appears to treated as the paint flakes off easily and is not in the wood grain itself. I've easily peeled off flakes of paint in dime sized chips. Obviously, the backs of the basses has been subjected to the heat, sweat, and movement as it rested on my gut for past 10 years of playing these bad boys, is probably to blame for the flaking of the paint. The front of the basses are perfectly ok, considering their age. Has anyone else experienced this and if so, what did you do? A Pro paint job? A DIY paint job? Thanks again!