Masked off the two flamed maple guitars for stain. Opposite color schemes for these.
Used a homemade walnut stain I made last fall. Dark back and sides on one, dark bindings on the other.
Added a couple coats of boiled linseed oil/turpentine mix to help accent the figure, careful to mask off the top and neck.
I have the neck on the third guitar, but I’m not happy with how it seated. I may remove it and reset it. I guess I’ll get a bit of experience steaming apart a neck joint. Hope to get that done soon and the neck back on with a nicer fit.
Then on to shellac sealing, fretting, bridge making and the lacquer finish.