Hey guys, I am currently building a telecaster with a swamp ash body. I found the guitar in the attached picture and want to achieve a finish like that. I have tried a few things on scrap wood, but didn't get the result I was looking for. Staining didn't work, there wasn't enough contrast and I there was always wood shining through after sanding back the black coat. I also tried a typical ceruse finish. I deepened the grain with a wire brush, sprayed some lacquer and filled the grain with black paint and wiped the excess away. It did look quite good, but also way cleaner than in the picture. It was missing the fading black parts around the grain. So currently I am not sure what else I could try to get closer to the pictured finish. I am very happy to hear about any ideas or different methods to achieve this. Thank you!