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post #1 of 4 Old 03-23-2017, 06:53 AM Thread Starter
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Finish on bass guitar

I have a koa top ash body bass guitar body that I am trying to acheive a finish similar to the ones I am showing. I am thinking oil based poly or ?
I have a couple of photos of finish types similar.
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Poly would work alright. I think it would be easier for you to use lacquer if you have the means of spraying.
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I have a couple of custom Carvins, one is walnut, the other is quilted maple. The quilted maple has a hard shell, glossy finish. It is beautiful, but the other is a tung oil finish. It doesn't get sticky when it's hot and humid out. Very slick feel to the neck. I would consider some type of oil finish on that Koa, it will be very nice looking without being shiny.
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Guys on my banjo building forum like Tru-Oil for a not too glossy finish. It's a gunstock finish.
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