Hey, I'm in the planning stages of a new thinline jazzmaster build and am not sure how to go about finishing the guitar. It's an alder body and after having researched endlessly about finishing, I know this species isn't great for dyeing. I'll be using a semi-gloss 2K urethane rattle can topcoat so I figured I'd want to dye it somehow instead of spraying with nitro or something since I don't think 2K urethane over lacquer spells success. My goal is this right here: I think this burst is beautiful and want to do anything I can to achieve something close. I have all the transtint dyes I'll need but it feels like I'm kinda stuck unless I just go all nitro and I really don't want to mess with that setup again for lack of good weather and space to spray, and the long curing process. 2K is basically done in a day and no buffing if shot decently. There's the dye in shellac method but can you really go nearly black with dyed shellac? And the preval sprayers don't have the finest spray pattern (the spray edge/transition can be spotted and not smooth). I'm so close to trying to dye it by hand but I just know how that's going to turn out! What is everyone's thoughts on such a matter?