Koa and oil

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Funky Doctor, Apr 22, 2004.

  1. Funky Doctor

    Funky Doctor

    Aug 28, 2003
    I was just wondering, how do flame koa and wenge take to oil finishes? Do they look any good? Do they look crap?
  2. I know wenge takes well to oil... it darkens a little too. (at least that's been my experience, if yours is differnt, please don't bite my head off ;) )
  3. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    They both take oil well. Most woods do. Oil will bring out the figure and deepen the color. koa looks especially good oiled.
  4. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE

    check my site for some oiled wenge and koa!


  5. Funky Doctor

    Funky Doctor

    Aug 28, 2003
    Sweet! That's all good to hear. Oil it is.
  6. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    indeed, JP has some great examples.

    Rob Allen does a lot of oiled koa too.