Hello, I have a GSR200 Ibanez, which I plan to properly clear coat it's neck this spring/summer. I also had the idea of getting the body's paint off and leave it natural. So I took a knife and just above the strap button I started to carve. I found a red thing (he's bleeding!): Is that some kind of... what is it? Why? I've read it is recommended to "strip the paint" off with some kind of chemical, and then sand to bare wood. I would guess it's because it is more effective than hand sanding. Which chemical is it? Which do you recommend? I also have this idea of getting all the "paint" off and then glue/put newspaper articles and funny headlines as in a collage, so that all the wood is covered. Then clear coat it. Would this hinder the wood's "breathing" or something? What do you think about it? I also have this other idea, of getting all the paint off, and then glue/put basslines, and other types of arrangements (written in staves of course) as in a collage of great compositions. Good idea? Bad idea? How much would this cost if I sent it to someone professional? If you live in Cincinnati and know how to do this would you do it? For how about much? Thanks!