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do i need stain or varnish or......?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by jmpiwonka, May 5, 2003.

  1. jmpiwonka


    Jun 11, 2002
    i have a fender p bass body that i am planning on putting new pots, p'up, neck and bridge on.
    it has nothing on it, not even a finish now.
    i believe it is a 3 piece ash body(sunburst originally)
    i want it to look about like the '66 here with the tortoise guard on it.
    do i need to stain it, or oil it with something.
    i'd like to stay away from any kind of finishes like a clearcoat or such.
    what should i do to it.
    i have some walnut colored minwax stain but have not done anything to it yet.
  2. romniE1


    Oct 5, 2012
    There is no image by the link you left in there! But I guess it is because this thread is almost 10 years old, lol. Anyways, if someone is looking to learn the differences between varnish and deck stain, when it comes to wood, then here is a good place to search. Happy painting and bassing :)