This is how it came out with the tru oil. It lays down great and It did even better on my most recent build using a different technique. The way i did it on this one, however involved some pretty heavy coats. You might could build it up enough to get it even, but it would take some work.
now this one is after about 4 coats after I put the decal on. I put down 3 coats before the decal, the decal on the third coat, and then this is around 4 coats on top of the decal
And on this one i tru-oiled everything except for the face of the headstock and fingerboard. The headstock has poly on it