This is how the Rickenbacker looks after sanding off the poly. It is down to bare wood. This was much faster to sand than the Tele due to the fact that the Rick doesn’t have any pore/grain filler. I did not sand down the fret board – that will have to wait for a refret job if so desired. Since I’m not used to the poly’d fret board it feels weird or maybe it’s the flatwound strings.
Photos graciously provided by Karen Marie