I posted this body and a few questions months ago. Took a while but I settled on this method. 1. Prep. 220 grit, water to raise grain, 220 grit, water to raise grain, 220 grit again. 1. Two coats of 1/2 # cut super blonde dewaxed shellac. 2. Two coats of Aqua Coat clear grain filler, sand back to wood. First sand back with 220 grit, the second time I sanded with 320. I wasn't as worries about getting all the way back to wood the first time. After the second time, I realized the Aqua Coat sands faster than the wood. I did not do a third coat as I figured I had more shellac to come and a tiny bit of grain evident in the finish is ok. 3. 16 more coats of 1/2# cut (equivalent of 4 coats of 1# cut) with a rubber (shellac pad). I did use a grey Scotch Brite pad to smooth it between several of the coats. I might want to finish it off with Arm-R-Seal, or maybe just stop with shellac to see how it ages (it is easily fixed anyway). It is still a bit rough. On my trial (and error) board, I sanded dry with 600 grit and it worked well. However, that board is flat... and Jazzmaster is not. I have seen the following suggestions: "Internet Expert" A. Mix shellac with about 25% mineral oil. Add two more coats and use Naptha to wipe off the oil as it rises out of the drying shellac. "Internet Expert" B. Just add a few drops of olive oil to the pad. Wipe with Naptha when done. "Internet Expert" C. Wet sand with 600 grit, using mineral oil for the wet. Wipe down with Naptha when done. "Internet Expert" D. Don't use any oil if you might add an additional top coat as the oil will keep it from sticking (even an oil-based urethane like Arm-R-Seal). "Internet Expert" E. Dry sand with 600 grit, jut stay away from edges. I know I can try these on my sample board, but I'd like to narrow it down to 1-2 things to try. And the obligatory pics: Before (the body is a 3lb 9 oz Warmoth chambered swamp ash): With shellac, Aqua Coat, and more shellac.