I would prefer to do this for a few reasons but I'm not sure the burst would even stick if I had lacquer underneath it. Thanks.
Is that how bursts are usually done?

I thought the advantages of lacquering first would be as follows:
1) I could quickly wipe off the burst if it doesn't turn out too well
2) If my guitar was lacquered I'd have a better idea of how well a burst would look on it
Bursts are usually sprayed anyway, btw...
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a lot of times theyre sprayed on, but they dont have to be. i didnt, i used the rub on method, and it worked well. go to my building page in my sig and theres a link to my how-to video on doing a burst and rubbing it on. you rub it on the bare wood, then clear over it. no clear between base and outer
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Keep in mind though, you can't do a rubbed burst or a stain burst or anything if you're thinking of it. You must do a sprayed on lacquer burst.

Why couldn't I spray on a stain burst after applying lacquer to the under layer?