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#1 posted 02-05-2013 02:00 AM

Good point, Paul. I’d forgotten all about that in the context of guitars, but I’m fairly certain that the wood he was referring to isn’t actually toasted.

@Mstang1988 – Unfinished walnut is pretty dark when applying even the clearest of topcoat finishes. You can get it just about as dark as you want by adding oils, dyes, or stains. Color variation can vary from board to board. It’s not hard to pick a board quite uniform in that regard, even one that’s pretty dark to begin with. My favorite qualit of walnt is the depth of finish. Even straight lacquer topcoat can provide incredible chaytoyance, much more than any birch you can imagine.

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