Hey all! For a long time my plan has been to hand-paint a Telecaster (possibly a Stratocaster, we'll see!) body, the idea is to follow George Harrison's "Rocky", Jimmy Page's '59 Telecaster, Keith Richards' LP Custom (you get the idea!), so one could say that I'm decorating the guitar body. The idea is to buy an Allparts - body (other manufacturers can be recommended), as those are the best bang for the buck IMO, and in case something goes horribly wrong, the loss isn't that huge, money-wise. Painting a guitar body is totally new for me, so I have a few questions: - Does the body have to be sanded before painting? (As almost all bodies have a lacquer already when bought) - What paints are the best for that? Acrylics, car paints etc. ? I'm going with brushes. - After painting, what type of lacquer is recommended to put over the guitar body? Every tip is welcome at this point! Thanks for all the advice!