Hi, I have just started working on a telecaster guitar with Australian Red Cedar and Silver Ash(?)....very plain yellowish wood which I have been told is called Silver Ash. The woods were reclaimed woods, at least a decade or two old by the way they looked. I had made two "tops" but since I didn't have enough wood, decided to sandwich them together into a single body. Now I have exactly 45mm thick Telecaster body..and I think it looks pretty interesting. While the cedar was really good looking, it had cracks, holes around the knots so I had to cut it strategically....and filled one significant hole with dust and titebond. I am planning to deviate from standard telecaster: I will route the neck for Strat style heel and use P90 pickups. At least on the neck. I am inclined towards a short telebridge.....or maybe a vintage Strat tremolo. Back will be dark or opaque to hide any fillings and top will be more or less natural with faux binding kind of look. Any suggestions or how to go about finishing the porous red cedar will be highly appreciated. It would be great to give a whole new life to a neglected piece of timber This is my fist post and first Telecaster. Would appreciate any guidance and advice from seniors into forum. Many thanks.