Hey all, I just ordered a kit guitar from to StewMac to keep me sane in isolation and I’m trying to research ways to finish it. I’m not too keen on doing a Nitro finish because I’ve never finished anything before and I don’t have the patience to wait two weeks for it to dry. It’s an alder body. Would love a very dark or black finish that still has traces of the grain. I love the highlighted grain in this video: though it’s an alder body. Could something like this work on alder? the other idea was to torch and oil it like in this video: Here’s something I found that I like with torching an alder body: http://offsetguitars.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=106078 Any tips or recommendations? If I were to oil it could I put a clear coat of poly for more protection? True oil? Tung oil? Linseed oil? thank you!