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Old 09-18-2012, 06:16 PM   #1
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Unfinished Alder body - Oil Finish Ideas

I am building a supertrat from blank warmoth parts. The body is alder and I really want to do an oil finish. My inspiration came from these guitars.


I know its not the same wood but I really like the look of the finish and was thinking along the lines of either a Tru Oil or Tung Oil. I know alder doesn't have the most distinct grain so anything I can do to help accent it while retaining the look of pure wood is my goal. I also want it to age well look more broken in and vintage as years go on. Also I have no facilities for anything fancy. I am pretty much restricted to rubbing oil on raw wood on my living room floor. So simple is good. Ideas? Suggestions?...
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:35 PM   #2
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Just stumbled upon tinted danish oils. Thoughts on Danish oil vs Tung Oil vs Tru Oil would be nice. Post pictures if you have em
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:28 PM   #3
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Imo, Tru-oil is the best route. Tung oil has to be reapplied way too often for my tastes.
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