I've been looking around but so far haven't found much helpful info so maybe someone can point me in the right direction. I'm going to build a bass with a curly redwood top. The wood is very soft and I want to put a hard finish on it. I see that a lot of Cirrus basses have redwood tops and they seem to be OK. What kind of finish are they using? Couldn't find that on the Peavy site. It did look like their satin finish is hand rubbed oil. I want satin, but I'm thinking oil isn't what I want on the redwood. I'm also going with a bound ebony fretboard. I don't want to put any finsh on the board, and I'm not sure what happens with the binding. I have the white fiber binding from Allied Luthrie and will put ebony side dots in it. So where does the finish normally stop, and how can I prevent having a step where the finish ends? If I feather it out, won't there be a visible line somewhere? Might not be too bad if I leave the corner of the binding hard, but I was hoping to roll the edge a bit like on my older G&L bass. The small radius on the edge really makes it comfortable. Frets go in after the finish is complete with this type of construction, don't they?