#1
I was wondering,

If I was going to put together a guitar, would I have to put a finish on it's neck and body? Or could I leave it at bare wood? Would this cause me any problems?

This looks unifinished.
#2
Might depend on the wood. The main problem i have when building bodies from scratch, is that if the wood is soft it dents REALLY easily. If i push my fingernail into basswood, it might dent slightly, so if you knock it or something then its definitely gonna get ruined. What about tru-oil or something similar? This allows a natural finish but protecting the wood.
EDIT: Should point out there may be other reasons, but this is the first one that pops into my head
#3
That guitar would probably have an oil finish or clear lacquer. You need to finish a guitar since without a finish it'll be more susceptible to changes due to temperature and humidity.
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#4
Looks ****ing fantastic. And even better with a black dahsboard. But will, it'll take damage easilier, be that physical or something like molding or what-ever. A little oiltreatment would do the job without ruining the look.
#6
You should definitely coat it with some clear lacquer... the wood could warp and do other nasty things otherwise.
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#7
well it's not my guitar but i used it as an example. what i saw at the local hardware store was some nice lacquer that had a mahogany kinda color to it. 1 layer would make it seem like on the pic, 2 layers darker, 3 layers even darker... pherhaps i could use that, i don't want too many dents and stuff on it, as i do tend to hit alot of stuff with my guitars. :p
#8
Also an unfinished neck/body is more likely to 'soak up' dirt and sweat etc more readily than a finished one.
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