#1
Hey, I haven't posted here in a while, but in the mean time I've almost finished my Ash telecaster build.

Specs:
3 piece Swamp Ash body
1 piece Maple Neck w/ birdsye maple fretboard
Seymour Duncan Hot for tele bridge
Seymour Duncan Quarter-pound for tele neck
Wilkinson-string through compenstated bridge
Pickguard, tuners, and controls are all black

I'm debating how I plan on finishing this guitar. My initial choice was to do a tung-oil stain. But, over the past few days, I've been debating if doing a green stain with a tung-oil finish iver it would look better.

Is there anything I have to do to the body before staining? At the moment it is just wood, no sealer, or grain filler.

What do you think would look better?
#2
Sorry for bumping so soon, but I thought of another question. Can you do a PRS type stain on a swamp ash body. EX. black stain first, then sand lightly, then green, then tung-oil?

Will the color of the tung-oil turn the color of the green and black stain some awful looking green/brown shade?
#3
Pics of the body would be helpful. Also, because the body's a 3-piece, it might not work out great as each piece will take the stain differently.
#4
in the time between that original post and I stained the body this really distressed looking redish-brown. I'm gonna put tung-oil over that. So far it's given me the gritty-worn-mean look I was hoping to get. Hopefully it'll look good one the tung-oil is on it. I'll upload pics tomorrow.