Tinting alder help

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by DarkStar90, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. DarkStar90


    Feb 4, 2008
    Ok, so here's my plan: I've got an unfinished alder precision body from warmoth. I'm going to finish it with Tru-oil.

    My question is: how much darkening/ambering to the alder will occur with tru-oil?

    I don't want to tint the body if there will be a decent amount of darkening. I'm going for a vintage natural look.
  2. JIO

    JIO Be seeing you. Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    The Mission SF/CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    The neck pocket and control cavity (if still raw wood) are places to experiment.
  3. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    If I had to guess I would say it would go from something like this

    To something like this.