After reading a lot build and refurbish threads, I've been persuaded to try to refinish a bass. I'm thinking about my Ibanez JTKB200 which I've had defretted. Turns out I'm not that big a fan of fretless' lol. Ah well, lesson learned. I was going to sell it but I reckon refinishing it and maybe buying a new neck would be much more fun. Here's the bass in question: And I want it to end up looking like this (at least finish-wise): So, I'm intending to remove all components + neck, strip the finish, sand down the edges to make them a big more rounded, maybe put some EMGs in if I have the money, stain the wood purple, spray some decals on in black (don't know what yet), then probably spray some kind of protective coat on or something (complete rookie at this btw). Basically what I'm asking is will this work? Any hints on what stain/protective layer to use? How to strip the finish? Any hints in general? Cheers. EDIT: Oh, and I'll likely leave the pickguards off so any help with filling the holes so that they won't be very noticeable through the stain will be much appreciated.