Alright... So, earlier this year, I purchased a Fender Japan 70's Telecaster in a walnut finish. One thing that bothered me was a haze to the finish that aged terribly. The body is a 3 piece (ash?? pine?), not quite beautifully matched, but I still really liked it. The body had dings, scratches, and just never caught my eye while playing. It plays great, and has such a solid snap, something just had to be done. Yesterday, I tried sanding a little bit of the clear coat, and polishing it back up. The haze never went away. On the sides it looked so bad. Milky as ****. Maybe it would have looked interesting on a white finish or something, but not here. The finish was polyurethane, and it usually wouldn't bother me too much. However, this time, I am going to finish in nitrocellulose lacquer. Should I stay with a traditional Fender color, or try something new? For some reason, I had a form of wine red, or cherry in my head that might look clean. If I went with something custom, I would shoot the body and neck. It would be great to hear your opinions if you were into this mess. Hopefully this one comes out as something I can be proud of. Now that I am this far, there is no turning back. There is still quite a bit of prep to go, but I am in like Flynn.