Discussion in 'Guitars' started by DirtySteve, Jan 12, 2018.
It is always kind of hard to tell in certain pictures, so what type of wood is it?
Whatever it is, it has a very nice grain pattern to it.
It would be a sin to paint it.
it'd be a shame to cover up that Turtle.
Yes, it's swamp ash. My original plan was to paint it, until it arrived and I saw the grain. Now I'm trying to decide if I want to stain it or just go straight to the tru-oil. I don't think I can even put a pick guard on it.
Maybe a see through white blonde finish with a tortoise pickguard.
Maybe a solid pickguard on an Esquire?
Nice wood man!
Hell, I love the way it looks as is. I would use an oil that maybe doesn't change the color at all just seal s it if there is such an oil and go with the Black pickguard and the rosewood neck. I think that combo looks excellent!!!
I just think it would be a shame to cover that cool grain on the horn with a pick guard.
It would (wood...LOL) but I just think the black makes the lighter wood and its grain pop with the contrast.
Tone is all in the wood.
How much will it darken with the Tru-Oil?
morning wood is still the best wood
I still think the best grain on that body is the top half. Pick guard just looks better to me.
Not a lot, but it will darken it some.
Here are a couple of before and after example on Korina & Maple.
I think Tru-Oil can put Steve on their "Artists" page.
The body is sanded and ready to apply either a stain or tru-oil. I don't have the stain yet, but I have tru-oil sitting here now and I'm about to start drinking so it may be too late to stain it in a little while.
You'd be surprised at how many home built guitars there are out there with tru-oil finishes.
Looks like it yellowed it a touch??
What about a nice simple clear coat? Maybe that wouldnt change the color? Not a gloss but maybe a satin?
I like the way tru-oil darkens it and I want it to darken some. I'm just not sure if the tru-oil is going to darken it enough, but I think it will. I'll do a test area (inside the bridge route) in a bit and see what it does.
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