Let's see if I can explain what I'm looking to do as simply as I can. I'm refinishing a painted body. I will strip it down to wood (don't know what kind of wood - Yamaha BB300 ), doesn't matter. I want to put a curly maple veneer on the front which will be stained. The sides and rear with be paint (much different color than the piano black on there now) Here's my question; the front to side transition isn't 90 degrees. There's a soft round over. How should I approach applying the veneer to the front and sanding, staining, painting? I think I would like to have a black line in between the transition from the veneer (green) to the paint (cream) but, how should I do that? Regardless, how can I stain this front veneer and then paint and get a sharp transition line? Masking? But, also also my concern is that veneer is no thin that, upon sanding, the edges of the veneer will alter the overall shape as the sanding progresses. Not so concerned about the shape just, how would I paint around and beyond it? So, for a 2 finish guitar (stain/paint) what's the approach when there's no hard angles to make a clean transition?