Greetings everyone! I'm new to the group, so I apologize in advance if this is posted in the wrong sub-forum, but here goes. I recently purchased a Warwick Corvette 5, its a bit of an ugly duckling, but having owned a Warwick in the past, I know how great they are, and there's tons of potential with this one, so my goal is to strip/refinish the body- and get it as close to new looking as possible. Its made of Swamp Ash and the original finish is called Nirvana Black Oil. Not sure if that's a type of finish or just a clever name, but any advice on refinishing this would be greatly appreciated. The type of information I would need is, why type of material used to strip it, and restain it, it doesn't necessarily have to be the same color- in fact, I would prefer a more woodgrain look, since that's Warwick's trademark look. Will removing the strings to access the wood easier screw up the tension? If the tension is out of whack after removing the strings, can a skilled guitar tech re-adjust it without incident? Thanks in advance, pics attached.