Thanks! All that was used was tru oil, linseed based artist oil colors (some dry pigments too), linseed oil based drying accelerator (Adding color lengthen drying time) and mineral spirits to thin if needed. And naturally different grades of sanding paper. And yes, the videos I linked at the first page give a pretty good overview of the technique. It depends on the wood quite a bit how much you can emphasize the grain. Body on "Yvette" is swamp ash, so it's very porous even when sanded really smooth before coloring. The color get's trapped in the pores when you sand again and pops the grain really visible. If you have a maple neck, it probably does not get that look as it's very dense without too much pores. Except if it's figured somehow, like flame maple. I definitely want to help any way I can, so if you have any questions just shoot! I've had so much great info on this forum that if I can give anything back I'm really happy to do so. Incidentally I'm just starting a new build today and I'm going to color the neck too. Let's see how that goes. Just got the body and neck. I'll start sanding in two hours. The next one is going to be called Red Hot. Guess what color it's going to be... Maybe I should start a new discussion on that?