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A refin query...

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by bigbajo60, Feb 17, 2005.


  1. bigbajo60

    bigbajo60

    Nov 7, 2003
    Laredo, Texas
    ...for those of you who've "worked with the wood"! :D

    I really like "natural" or "transparent" finishes that show off the grain of the underlying wood. One of my favorite finishes is the see-thru white that some Fenders are finished in.

    But... :confused:

    are finishes such as this best applied only on "dramatically" grained woods like ash... or will a wood like alder show thru ok? Would a "natural" finish alder body look ok?

    Thanx!