#1
is it possible (and by possible i mean practical), to to a different finish on the top and back of a guitar?
as in lacquer the top and oil the back.
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#4
Danelectro guitars do someting similiar.. So I'm sre it could be done..
#5
Yes but why?


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Yes but why?



Different look, different feel, and of course, the ultimate refutation to inquisitions of modding decisions: why not?
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is it possible (and by possible i mean practical), to to a different finish on the top and back of a guitar?
as in lacquer the top and oil the back.
cheers



very possible
i've done it, and it came out quite nicely.
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Different look, different feel, and of course, the ultimate refutation to inquisitions of modding decisions: why not?

Because lacquer coats will be considerably thicker than the oil and so you will be able to feel a line all the way around the guitar where the transition of the two finishes is.

Oil is poorer than lacquer at protection from moisture and so there is a (small) chance of un even movement of the wood e.g more warping on the oil side than lacquered side.


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Yes but why?


well i'm planning on using wenge for the back and putting a 55mm thick queensland maple top on it
i figured that the wenge would look better just oiled, and the maple would look better lacquered

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Because lacquer coats will be considerably thicker than the oil and so you will be able to feel a line all the way around the guitar where the transition of the two finishes is.

Oil is poorer than lacquer at protection from moisture and so there is a (small) chance of un even movement of the wood e.g more warping on the oil side than lacquered side.


but if im just lacquering the top there wont be a line will there?
im not gonna do the sides of the top anyway it if thats what you meant, i'd oil that too
but wenge isnt likely to warp is it?
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well i'm planning on using wenge for the back and putting a 55mm thick queensland maple top on it
i figured that the wenge would look better just oiled, and the maple would look better lacquered


but if im just lacquering the top there wont be a line will there?
im not gonna do the sides of the top anyway it if thats what you meant, i'd oil that too
but wenge isnt likely to warp is it?


There would be a line that you could see and feel where the lacquer stops most likely. I would look into something like tru oil for the whole thing or just the top it would probably work too.
#12
tru oil?
oh yeah what oil would be suitable to use?
ive heard tung oil around a lot
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