I'm planning out a strat; this will be the first first one that I'll have finished myself. I don't have any actual tools for painting/finishing, so I intend to do a hand-rubbed finish.

I'm more or less basing my plan for the finish on Fred Yen's "DIY Les Paul Guitar Kit" videos

I intend to use Birchwood Casey tru oil gun stock finish, but I figured I'd ask here, in case any of you have better suggestions


I'm going for a bit of a blackburst. Not the traditional blackburst, but more of a see thru black in the middle to a solid black on the edges. I just need something that is completely clear. I don't want any tint to the clear coat
Last edited by guitar42697 at Oct 21, 2015,