Mr. Redwood Posted August 6, 2020 Report Share Posted August 6, 2020 Hey everyone, I have worked myself into a corner and am now sending out an SOS. I have just finished staining a guitar that I've been paid to build, and I have come to a crossroads. The body is made of red oak (1½") and the face is white oak (¼") the issue I have is the guitar is hollowed out below the "veneer" so I need a finish that can seal and protect it from moving alot (that has already happened with past guitars) I currently have applied 3 coats of black minwax oil stain (5-10 minutes of dry time buffed off excess) and it has been sitting for 2 days, I leave for college in 10 days and I would love to have it roughly finished and curing while I'm gone. I was leaning towards brushing lacquer but I would love the look of a hand rubbed finish that will seal and protect the guitar. For you guys I'm sure this is a no brainier but I'm stuck between 1.) brushing lacquer (watco) 2.) Wiping varnish (general) 3.) Danish oil/wax and (watco/minwax) 4.) Giving up because I despise finishing Any insight will be greatly appreciated, as an FYI a poly or plasticity looking finish wouldn't be ideal, and if you couldn't tell already I'm quite novice when it comes to finishing (just impatient) Thanks Alot guys! 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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