So I am working on this guitar with ambrosia maple top and back. It is very pale and I want to warm it up. I was thinking clear shellac would help but my test scraps don't thrill me. I am looking for something simple, stain probably, and then I will use shellac and then lacquer. I am open to trying things, just can't afford to buy a ton of test products. Smudges are filler from beetle holes, to be sanded of later today.