#1
Here is a pic of my Ibanez sanded down, i'm thinking of just doing a natural finish, what do you think?
Should i stain the wood first to give it a darker colour before i oil it?
I am also in the process of sanding the headstock
I have taken all the paint off but i think the clear primer is still on, note the gloss type finish still on there and at the bottom edges I have gone right through to the wood
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#2
In my humble opinion, you should stain it a few shades darker and then oil it.
Also, can you do a sunburst?

Then again, it is your guitar. You don't have to stain it if you already think it looks good.
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#3
I think that wood looks too bland to do a natural finish. And to do a sunburst finish, too.
I'd cover the wood completely.
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#5
That natural finish isn't beautiful enough that I'd leave it just there, so I agree with the others.
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#6
Basswood doesn't look good stained really. It's too plain and does take stain evenly. You'd have to strip the sealer off as well and you'll find there there is a lot of grain filler in the surface as well. I'm surprised there isn't a bunch of wood filler in it. You are lucky there.
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I think that wood looks too bland to do a natural finish. And to do a sunburst finish, too.
I'd cover the wood completely.

How does one go about doing a sunburst finish?
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#8
Yeah, you'd want to do a darker finish I'd say. I mean, if nothing else, staining it will protect the wood over the long term. Then, go ahead & oil it to further protect it. It's just...wood like that was meant to be painted, so either you have to paint it or stain it dark.
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