Hi everyone. I'm about to start a new DIY-ish project! This T-Style will be 'inspired by' a certain Brian May... with differences. I've ordered a body and neck fro USACustomeGuitars.com. Body is mahogany with a flame maple top, with cream top binding (USA Custom guitars have been excellent!). Neck is roasted maple with ebony fretboard and a reverse Tele headstock. It will be fitted with 3x Burns Trisonic mini pickups (which are same-ish size to regular Strat single coils). The pups will all be horizontal (bridge not slanted). Switching will be like Brian May's guitar - 3x on/off switches and 3x phase switches, plus 1x volume and 1x tone. The guitar will also have a Wilkinson VS100 Trem in black, black Gotoh locking tuners. So far so good; I'm really looking forward to the build. However - I want to make sure the finish is perfect, using the tools I have. I want the guitar to have a translucent dark blue sunburst finish with satin black back on the body. Neck will be satin clear finish, but the headstock top will be black I think, or possibly blue sunburst. Pickguard will be black. I don't have a spray gun so will probably be using spray cans but I'm aware this might not be ideal - I can probably find a spray gun to access somewhere. Question is - what paints / fillers etc should I use? Reading around I guess first thing will be a sanding filler spray layer, sanded down, followed by progressive layers of paint, followed by some sort of lacquer to achieve a nice shiny finish, along with liberal sandings between... But - all recommendations are very welcome. What to apply first? What grades of sandpaper? When do I sand down and reapply the layers? All help gratefully received and I'll post pics! Thanks all.