I recently picked up a used third AmStd P5 with the intention of having the neck professionally defretted. My only issue with it is cosmetic - I already have a sunburst/rosewood P5, and I'd like to make the look of this one different. I was originally planning on swapping out the body with a natural finished ash one from Warmoth but they don't make one in AmStd P5 configuration. So, it looks like a refin is the answer. The grain on this one appears OK, and I'm not seeing any nasty boards through the finish. I know it's a crapshoot until the finish is off, but I think I'll be OK. I would reuse the original tort PG and all the hardware. Here a pic I lifted from one of the Sadowsky club threads that shows a natural finished alder body with a rosewood board and tort PG, I think I like the look: I think I'd like to try this with a Tru-Oil finish. I've used the stuff for gunstocks and like how you can change the appearance simply by controlling the number of coats you apply - a nice low sheen finish with two or three applications all the way up to a deep full gloss when you do a dozen or more. It's easy to work with, too. I'm thinking I'll strip the body and try applying some Tru-Oil under the pickguard and see how I like it. Has anyone here tried a Tru-Oil finish on alder? I've been finding some pics on der webz but would welcome firsthand experiences. Thanks!