#3
I've got an agathis Tele with a transparent blue stain so yeah... It does stain, but I don't know how well it takes it. It's possible that you need lots of thick coats to make it look good. My tele has several thick coats.
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#4
well it depends what you define as "stain" as opposed to just trans clearing it. The idea of a stain is that it makes the grain "pop" out more but really if it's a wood like agathis wood then the grain isn't going to look amazing anyway, so in this case you might just be better off trans clearing it.
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#5
Okay thanks. Could someone tell me the steps of this then? I want this to be the finished product:
http://www.fender.com/products/search.php?partno=0133000338

How can I achieve that? Any step by step instructions? I already looked at the Painting and Finishing thread and the link provide there does not tell me clearly what to do and it is not step by step so I instantly got confused.

How do you get that clear glossy/shiny finish to it too?
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Okay thanks. Could someone tell me the steps of this then? I want this to be the finished product:
http://www.fender.com/products/search.php?partno=0133000338

How can I achieve that? Any step by step instructions? I already looked at the Painting and Finishing thread and the link provide there does not tell me clearly what to do and it is not step by step so I instantly got confused.

How do you get that clear glossy/shiny finish to it too?


I'm no expert, but that does indeed look like a trans clear finish to me rather than staining. Staining is generally left for woods with amazing figuring.
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#7
The purpose of staining is to colour wood, it just so happens that figured wood can be 'popped' by using a stain and clear coats.

A lot of boring woods are stained as well, in furniture for example, low quality mahogany with a lot of heartwood or even non mahogany could be stained an even brown to make it look better.




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Okay thanks. Could someone tell me the steps of this then? I want this to be the finished product:
http://www.fender.com/products/search.php?partno=0133000338

How can I achieve that? Any step by step instructions? I already looked at the Painting and Finishing thread and the link provide there does not tell me clearly what to do and it is not step by step so I instantly got confused.

How do you get that clear glossy/shiny finish to it too?
There are several inks there that explains how to get that glossy/mirror finish.
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The purpose of staining is to colour wood, it just so happens that figured wood can be 'popped' by using a stain and clear coats.

A lot of boring woods are stained as well, in furniture for example, low quality mahogany with a lot of heartwood or even non mahogany could be stained an even brown to make it look better.

You do know heartwood is what you want...right?
I think you mean sapwood.
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Actually what I meant to say was 'with a lot of change between heartwood and sap wood' e.g a board cut right on the border producing a noticable colour change.

and any way choosing whether you want heartwood and sapwood depends on the wood.

e.g. You want sapwood for maple.




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