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Finish advice

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by RAHAZ, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. RAHAZ


    Feb 12, 2007
    As a noob to building I am trying to figure out what finish I want to use on my first Bass. I am only familiar with the laquer finish on my Les Pauls and haven't had the pleasure of trying an oiled instrument for the feel factor. Here are my few questions:

    With an oiled finish will a figured piece of wood still have that "pop"?

    Is it a requirement to wax an oiled instrument? If so, how often?

    I'm just undecided on how I want to finish this:

  2. yes, it will definitely pop. I have seen some awesome grain look terrific with just an oil finish.

    I never waxed mine, I let it dry out and re-oil once every couple of years :D

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