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Bought an electric guitar kit and thought I would just do a finish like I would do on my gun stocks. I put the first coat of stain and it looked like this:

After sanding, I ended up with a cool "zebra wood" look:


I'm kind of leaning towards keeping the zebra wood look what do you guys think?

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Here's another picture after a little more color.
 

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Neat......I'll bet the Nuge would sign it for you.
 

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Neat......I'll bet the Nuge would sign it for you.

I think it will look fine with a few good coats of Lacquer or Varnish.................

The Nuge?..................Nah!..Bronco Archer lives in TEXAS!.................I'd get Billy Gibbons (ZZ TOP) or Willie to sign it..but that's just me............

Tom............:flute:
 

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What's the wood, mahogany? Ash?
 

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I like it, (2nd pic). looks different, reminds me of the non traditional finishes and woods that Agile guitars use on their stuff, Different is good.
 
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I like the zebra wood look, but with a little shine.
 
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I like it after sanding.
Hit it again with some diluted aniline die or red stain for a two tone effect. Or top coat it with a tinted lacquer for a similar effect.

I started with a dye and used different colors of powdered pigment at various stages of this rubbed oil finish.
 

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I love the look of the wood buddy I would love to see it when it's finished!!!!
 

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The wood is called Paulownia or Empress wood. It is extremely light weight but has a similar grain to Ash. I didn't buy it because of the wood but was nicely surprised when I saw all the character it had. I just put a black walnut stain on it and sanded to 320 so far. A bunch of Tru-oil is coming next and we'll see what happens.

Keith

What's the wood, mahogany? Ash?
 
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Well.... the Tru-oil pick up a lot of the color and darkened the white wood significantly so... I decided not to fight with it, added a bit of shading and another heavy coat of tru-oil.
 

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It should take lots of coats.
 
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looking pretty good, I like the subtlety to it.
 

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I like it after sanding.
Hit it again with some diluted aniline die or red stain for a two tone effect. Or top coat it with a tinted lacquer for a similar effect.

I started with a dye and used different colors of powdered pigment at various stages of this rubbed oil finish.
Second that!!
 

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One more coat before bedtime....
 
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