I have a 2012 SE C24 in tobacco sunburst and I love everything about that guitar... Except the fade. I just don't dig it, and I'm not a fan of thick poly finishes, so I want to strip that poly off and either give it an oil finish or a nitro, but that's after I figure out how to strip his without damaging the instrument. I have a lot of experience with woodworking, but not with refinishing, except for an ibanez that I stripped down (and ended up burning some of the wood with a heat gun). I have a few questions:
A: the ibanez' binding was plastic and got completely destroyed with the heat gun, PRS has natural binding which is essentially the maple cap, correct?
B: would I have to worry about heat and the maple veneer?
I do not want to send it to PTC, I like doing my own projects and advancing my knowledge and skills. Any advice would be appreciated!