ok, im making a guitar and i just stained the body which is mahogany. im thinking about putting a layer of polyurithane on it. what are your opinins? thanks
I think you should have gone to the refinishing thread
"Everybody, one day will die and be forgotten. Act and behave in a way that will make life interesting and fun. Find a passion, form relationships, don't be afraid to get out there and fuck what everyone else thinks."
It would make it last longer and make it look nicer, I'd do it, just remember the rules of three and learn proper sanding techniques to give it a nice, shiny finish.


Forgot we had a refinishing thread, go there
Quote by Pinky&The Brain

Are you pondering what I'm pondering pinky?

I think so, Brain, but where would we buy rubber pants at this hour?
do you mean Polyurethane ?
if so, i'd use that if you want your finish to stay on for a very long time.
if you don't mind a kinda relic'd guitar (i personally think it's beautiful) i would definitely get a nitrocelullose lacquer.

just my 2 cents.
just one layer of polyurethane is going to peel and chip off. i had 9 layers on my other guitar and whenever it got bumped the polyurethane would separate from the guitar and leave a bubble where you could literally peel off the finish. i prefer polyacrylic laquer but i don't know if it's best for what you want.
My Guitars:
Quote by The Needles
All the kids in the coffee houses
try to act like they know what loud is
all they know is an electric beat
if you're rockin to this, you'll be rockin with me!