#1
i want to stain the headstock cedar or something because ime tired of the sterile white it is now,
anything i should take into consideration, do i need to sand it some?

how much should i dismantle it before attempting something like this?
just take out the tuners, or remove the neck too?
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#3
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i want to stain the headstock cedar or something because ime tired of the sterile white it is now,
anything i should take into consideration, do i need to sand it some?

how much should i dismantle it before attempting something like this?
just take out the tuners, or remove the neck too?



Staining is possible, but usually only looks nice with pretty wood. Squiers can be quite nice, but there's no telling how the front of the headstock will look untill you've removed the paint.

As for dismantling, I'd take off the entire neck for two reasons:

-when sanding the paint, you don't want any paint dust near your hardware and electronics
-having the neck seperate makes it easier to work on

When you have the neck removed, take of the tuners and preferably the nut, too.


Staining can be pretty tricky to do right, so read up before you start; there are plenty of tutorials online. Just remember to mask off anything you don't want stained (like the sides of the headstock).


If you have any questions about stains or paint, go to Gear building and Customizing.
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