I Got Wood!

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  1. DirtySteve

    DirtySteve Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    It is always kind of hard to tell in certain pictures, so what type of wood is it?
     
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    Ash?
    Whatever it is, it has a very nice grain pattern to it.
    It would be a sin to paint it.
     
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    it'd be a shame to cover up that Turtle. :D
     
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    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.

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Cool piece.

    Maybe a see through white blonde finish with a tortoise pickguard.

    Maybe a solid pickguard on an Esquire?
     
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    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!!!
     
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    I just think it would be a shame to cover that cool grain on the horn with a pick guard.
     
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    It would (wood...LOL) but I just think the black makes the lighter wood and its grain pop with the contrast.
     
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    Tone is all in the wood.
     
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    How much will it darken with the Tru-Oil?
     
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    morning wood is still the best wood
     
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    I still think the best grain on that body is the top half. Pick guard just looks better to me.
     
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    Not a lot, but it will darken it some.

    Here are a couple of before and after example on Korina & Maple.

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    I think Tru-Oil can put Steve on their "Artists" page. :D
     
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    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. :D
     
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    You'd be surprised at how many home built guitars there are out there with tru-oil finishes.
     
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    Looks like it yellowed it a touch??
     
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    What about a nice simple clear coat? Maybe that wouldnt change the color? Not a gloss but maybe a satin?
     
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    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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