Hi! I open this thread looking for some advice. I have been working on a body for my new bass-kenstein...
The center is Mahogany (I don't know If it is from honduras, africa or Mexico but it is very hard and heavy) The wings are Red cedar. Beautiful wood! Smells nice but don't sand without a mask. The taste is horrible and it lasts...
So Far it looks like this
(More info about the Raykenbird here): Raykenbird 35" 5 Strings P/MM <First Build>
So, for the finishing steps I've been making some tests with leftover from the same pieces of wood.
First I aplied walnut sealer to fill the pores. In one side I applied the sealer as it comes. In the other side I applied it with the wood wet. The center is raw.
Sanded to 220
Then I used 2 different colors of alcohol based Dye with different mixes of solvent to see what i liked the most:
The sealer paste is not having a huge effect on the tone but it does what it's made for. Choosing the color of course is a matter of taste... BUT!
Watching at this pictures. One word comes to mind SUNBURST!!
So, I googled a little and found this: http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/sh...unburst-finish
Good info but not with a lot of detail
So the question (finally) is:
Anyone with experience doing this rubbed sunburst effect can give me some advice?
-Do you let one color dry completely before applying the next?
-You mix the color you are appliyng with the one underneath by rubbing with a clean rag with alcochol right? how hard to press?
-Some big NO-NO's learned in your experience?
Any comment is welcome!!