firstly… I have been to the guitar finish specialty sites.
Most of these guys are not my type of guys… they are just guitar guys.
I got into doing my own guitars because I am a wood guy so I want to “hang out” with wood guys.
Contrary to my braggery and bluster in my profile, I am not particularly a “Finish” guy.
I have had an unfinished guitar body for some time and decided to tackle it. I love it so much that I used it for my avatar.
What we have is a semi hollow body. chambered Mahogany with maple top. (birdseye with a quilted center… and rosewood stripes)
I took lots of advice before I lost confidence in the semi-wood-oriented ding-dongs who were guiding me.
So far I have done the prep sanding and have applied BLO to bring out the figuring and wiped it down. Cure time is 7 days at time of posting.
No sanding sealer. No grain filler on Mahogany.
The desired result is amber tinted top; and sides and back will be painted tobacco brown before cleared.
Sanding sealer on the top, i guess… also on the mahog? Or can I fill the grain with poly?
Can I get a tinted poly to get the top color… tape off and color the back then apply the final gloss finish?
Sorry so lengthy. wanted to forstall any obvious questions.
-- Rev. Toid