I know this has probably been done a million times on this forum but, i have a jackson bass i am in the process of refinishing and right now I am still sanding it down to the poplar body. I was planning on leaving it natural if the poplar didn't have any green streaking but there is some so my plan b was to do a 3 tone sunburst. The colors i want to use is a somewhat transparent yellow, like a vintage yellow or something, some form of red, and black around the edges. My question is Where can i aquire the paint? Is it possible to get such paints locally? What is the best way to apply the colors? i know yellow is first followed by red and so on. What is the best way to prep the wood for paint? I know poplar is very easy to paint and paints really smooth but do i need a grain sealer? What is the best way to apply the laquer? Spray? brush? how do i do final prep? like do i use very final steel wool to make it glossy and smooth, or will it be nice and smooth after just applying the finish? I know its alot of questions but i want to make it look as profesional as humanly possible.