Sanding the neck
Well, this post is a few days late in uploading. I sanded the neck and head of the guitar (without touching the fretboard) in a mere hour by hand. I started with 40 grit, breifly touched it with some 60 grit, then spent the rest of the time polishing at 220. I noted that the stains directions that I will be using on the neck says to sand at 120 for a dark stain or 160 for a lighter stain. Over the top for best results i say.
This ment taking the tuning stuff off. Piece of cake: 2 screws and a screwdriver to push out the little... cap... thingys.