HI, I recently got inspired to alter one of my guitars. I have a fender fretless that was a purple color that the factory calls midnight wine. The body is purple, the pickguard is white, the knobbies are chrome, not to mention the headstock being a wood color. So having just recently gotten my Marcus Miller I got inspired to sand down the purple and refinish. I originally wanted to stain the wood and varnish and clear coat, but now I would like to paint it a blood red however I would also like to see some wood grain through the red. Anyone know anything about painting? I have appreciated all the help I have received from this forum in the past and would love to hear all your comments and also pictures if you have any. Thanks in advance.