I said I would do it and I did. I spent a good amount of time this past week disassembling and stripping my 5150 down to bare wood. Here's a shot of it before being blasted with a whole bunch of zip strip, and strip wash.
Ordered colored stain, sealer and laqueuer from StewMac and decided it's going to be purple in it's next life. Edward is dead, long live Edward!