As a random bit of, hopefully helpful, information, I have recently bit the bullet and put one of the carbide tipped 1" Lenox woodmaster CT's on my bandsaw. I honestly have no idea how I got by for so long without it.
The cut itself:
A light touch with 150 grit paper and the marks are gone.
Enlarged for effect:
Also, when I write that I hope to complete this build in a timely manner, I am hoping to complete it in a month or less. Perhaps a bit ambitious as the last guitar I built (Still on the bench awaiting stringing.) took me 8 months of pecking away at it an hour here and an hour there. I am a hobbyist, after all; and not a particularly energetic one at that.