ok I have gone through the search system but Im still looking for some answers regarding this question. I am getting a custom stambaugh singlecut made and I need to decide if it will have the oil finish that Chris normally does or if it should have a polyurethane finish applied. Will the poly bring out the top wood a little more? I know poly protects and I won't have to worry about when I should apply another batch of oil to the bass. I really want the bass to be protected and I want the figuring of the top to really standout.