Folks... I hope all is well, been here a week and have gotten tons of great info and parts. The quick deal is last week I got a call from a friend who knew I played and she told me she found a guitar in her attic. It is a 1966 Telecaster without hardware. The hardware was put on another guitar back in the 70's. In the 70's this guitar was also painted. So the Tele has a topcoat of Black (mystery paint) with some other colors pinstriped on the back. The person that painted it appears to have taped some of the original finish around the pickup (ie, I think he just covered the pickup instead of taking it out when he painted). I see tape shapes. It looks like blond was the original color. I am posting pix next.... SO: How do I get the black off and preserve the blond? Thank you.