I would like to personalise my guitar by painting it however does anyone know the best way of removing lacquer?
I'd just sand it off. 60 or 80 grit paper is probably about right.
it's realy just as simple as that, cool, and once I've painted and and it's dried, do i need to put a finish over the top to protect the paint or will it be ok?
Once its sanded off, then what? What sort of paint do you use? how thick? If you wanted to paint on something fancy, would you put on a few layers of a single colour before painting on your design?
If you're doing a solid color just do multiple thin coats. The paint type isn't so much important as the application. As long as it can be used on wood surfaces it'll be fine.
Once you've got your base color you can paint whatever designs you want on it, then laquer over that to keep the image preserved.
Try this site. Worked for me.