I picked up a couple bodies on clearance at GFS (extra 25% off), and I'm planning out what I want to do with them. One was a LP-style body that looks like it was tossed in a corner and forgotten about - it's a mess! But for $24, I thought I'd see what I could do. The other one was a Paulownia body Strat that I will experiment with. As most of you know, Paulownia is quite soft, and the big concern is getting the screws to anchor the trem system solidly. I plan on converting the body to a hardtail by using more dense hardwoods to fill the gaps. The bridge screws will hold better in that. But I would also like to do whatever I can do make the guitar body more dense. I've searched the different methods for hardening softer woods, but I haven't found a system that will allow the hardener to soak into the body - most describe the hardeners as being surface conditioners. Has anyone ever tried to harden a softer wood? How did you do it? Any suggestions for products that might work for me? I also wonder if I could use a a thinned-down hardener to allow it to soak into the wood more deeply? I know that all these mods to the body will add weight, but the unfinished body only weighs 1.1 lbs! Any suggestions are appreciated!