I've got a '97 Warwick Corvette (heavily modded at this point) that I would like to "hard" finish. I love the bass to death, but I've grown quite tired of having to wax it everytime I change the strings. My intent is to do as much of the prep work myself as possible, and then I'm having a professional paint shop (who has had experience with musical instruments) do the actual finishing. My question is this: Is there an easy way to remove the wax from the finish? Perhaps a chemical that works well for removing wax, but won't hurt the natural bubinga wood. Any advice would be much appreciated. Oh, a side note: Is there any risk involved with the neck if I take it off while they're finishing the body. I had intended to do this, but have become concerned with possible waprage due to the lack of string tension on the truss rod. Thanks again!