A friend convinced me to try making him a bass (it didn't take much convincing...). Now we have three basses and two guitars underway and there are three more I'd love to do. Setting aside the fact that I jumped into the deep end of the pool head-first, one of my builds is a wenge neck-through with mahogany (khaya) wings and wenge caps across the top of the body, making for a uniform deep chocolate look across the entire front of the instrument. I plan on doing some sort of minimal black dye wash across the caps to make it a bit darker and more even, but beyond that I'm very happy leaving the wood as natural as I can manage, and from what I've read about wenge, it really doesn't need much to keep it stable and happy. However, most of the volume of the body is mahogany, which seems like it should receive more TLC in terms of smoothing and protection. Seems like I have two options: 1. Find the finish that will protect the mahogany while leaving it as natural looking as possible, and finish the entire body with it. 2. Finish the wenge minimally (Tru-Oil or some-such), then mask it off and finish the mahogany in an entirely different way as appropriate. Secret Option 3. I have no idea what I'm talking about and I need to do something entirely different from the above. Anyone care to offer up opinions/tips on finishing when the build involves several substantially different woods?