I know this is an electric guitar inquiry... but I trust you guys
opinions more than the metal heads on other forums.
I'm having a rear routed dual humbucker tele built. It will have a
walnut body and a quilted maple top. what type and color of stains
and/or dye would you use for the walnut and the quilted maple?
(individually or together...)
feel free to suggest anything else.
Not for a nice guitar like that you wouldn't. Poly is something of a
sacrilege among luthiers. Sorta like latex on cherry. Custom crafted
electric guitars are generally stained and shot with nitrocellulose lacquer.
If you want the figure of the quilted maple to be exaggerated, then
first dye with black (or a dark brown) and then lightly sand it. Then
dye with a lighter brown, oil, followed by shellac.
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