Okay, here goes. I have narrowed it down to 2 finishes for my Frakenjazz project (ash body). 1 Black wood dye and poly finish. 2- tru-oil I am still in the painful process of sanding the body down. Since I once painted it improperly, there is still some black paint in the grain (doesnt look that bad). Due to the black paint in the grain I was thinking of just dyeing the wood black to even it all out, and put a poly finish on it. Or, I was thinking I could keep the black in the grain and just coat it with true-oil (I wiped the body down with mineral spirits and it looked pretty cool). BTW...if I do dye it, can I put a few coats of tru-oil over the dye? Any input would be greatly appreciated.