(I posted an identical query over on the Unofficial Warmoth site, but figured I'd pick your brains here as well.)
So, in part due to a lot of feedback I received here in a previous thread (Padouk body with Tru-Oil finish?
) I'm moving forward with my Warmoth build, albeit now using an Alder body with a Quilted Maple top. Decided I didn't want to have to deal with grain-fill, or potential discoloration from mismatched sawdust.
Still hoping to do a DIY Tru-Oil finish (unless someone can suggest an easier product? I'm looking for something that requires the least investment in infrastructure, would love something that just requires wipe on/wipe off/sand/repeat).
I want to install the neck & bridge before deciding on the final pickup locations; gonna play around with an over-the-strings pickup mounting jig to decide on the best location for a single pickup. My question is this: Should I wait until the pickup location is decided on and routed out before applying the oil finish? Or is it okay to finish the body and then do drilling & routing?