It is easy Mr. Trembly...it just takes lot's of elbow grease...But I'm not so sure the results would be anything more than cosmetic...still he did use the word pimp which in modern slang lexicon means to over embellish aesthetic importance over any practical function.
There seems to be quite a lot of french polish folklore as if it's a long lost art and hard to do...all it takes is patience. Maestro rob could use the finest abrasive sandpapers and very lightly remove the finish, and remove a minimal amount of wood. Remember this is a factory built guitar which is more than likely more robust than a hand crafted instrument. These guitars are in the big box music stores...so they can't have a wimpy build.
I am not fond of chinese guitars...but the manufactures specs say the saddle and nut are made of bone...which is a nice feature. I would not be surprised if the bone blanks are cnc machined,which is likely not a bad thing. Here's shellac finish I did on an ugly old Harmony Rocket...I left the f-holes red as a reminder of the vintage finish. The guitar was poorly setup...they drilled a gibson tune o-matic style bridge instead of using the original floating design. I'm happy the way the finish turned. I did learn the do's an do not of shellac finish.
I'm still gonna play devils advocate and say Rob should go with the dark amber shellac on the top...heheheh. I mean shellac flakes and a bottle of booze is less expensive than boutique tuners...plus he says the stock tuners function fine
If the links work, that is my first time french polishing and I thought I did well. The guitar was a cheapo experiment. Perhaps the most difficult part of shellac is to maintain the pad...making sure not to have wrinkles or the finish tears. I followed the techniques shown on video which Richard Howell made for youtube. He's a pretty sharp dude.