So i've sanded my strat copy to bare wood (mostly, there's still some minor patches of "varnish" in the horns) and i was wondering how i should go about finishing it.

i've heard oil is the bets, but i wouldn't know what to get/am poor.

So would varnishing it be the next best thing, or should i go for the oil and take the bank manager like a man? (phht... overdraft)