First off... I'm DIY inept/ cautious for anything involving my string instruments. I love my everything about my bass, except for the annoying fake flame on the neck. The gloss finish is super catchy when I'm playing in venues that get a bit warmer with the added bodies. My question is roughly what will a luthier charge to sand off this finish and retreat it, leaving a more satin-like finish? I know this stuff is going to vary greatly between luthiers, so a rough estimate alone would be hugely helpful... at least until I can ask a luthier myself Cheers all!