I have never done a refinish, but I have a Tokai Les Paul Jr. I bought for $400 and it plays and sounds great, but the "TV yellow" finish is not very appealing. It's got a real plastic vibe on top of the paint. I'd like to do it as a dark cherry red with a nitro vibe (less off that glossy shellac feel), but it's a little intimidating. I'm sure there's a big difference between doing it and doing it well, but what do you all reckon? Is it the sort of thing someone with basic skills should attempt on a guitar they really like? It's not my main axe or anything, of course.