#1
Hi all!

I have a carved top body with 4A flamed maple top, black binding.

I'm going to stain and back sand it, then stain again, etc.

When I go to lacquer the body, do I need to tape the binding if I use a non-acetone Lacquer? As I understand, using a lacquer with an acetone thinner can damage the binding as its made of acetate.

Also, does anyone have a preference regarding lacquers? Water based or not?

Thanks, Friends!
#2
There are You tube video's about guitar body sanding and finishing. Plenty of information there. Binding is taped before staining in some processes. Good luck.