I have a LTD MH 417, that just sits in a case, because it's not one of my main guitars. But, I'm thinking of sanding it down and doing a natural finish.
I have no woodworking experience whatsoever, but I would like to try it. Also it is mahogany neck through, and i think that might look pretty awesome with a natural finish.
What are you thoughts? Should I try it even though I have no experience?
Also, I have access to an electric hand sander. And I thought I could buy some sanding sponges. What else would I need?
What are my clear coat/varnish options?
Sanding it wouldnt be a big issue regardless of experience. Just make sure you go through past the sealer to the raw wood. And electric hand sander would definatly help on the flat spots and sides, and you'd have to hand sand the inner horns.
As for finishes, you could do tung oil or tru oil. Both of which are just rub on finishes that can but dont have to be buffed.