It was in late 2016 that I made this crazy guitar out of strips of leftover wood. It's made from four pieces of maple, four pieces of mahogany, two pieces of alder which I dyed black and a center piece of Oak. Likewise, the tuners are contrasting. Initially it didn't even have a lacquered coating. But after a few months I decided that I didn't like the way it sounded and I also didn't like the way it began to look all dirty, so I applied some slightly yellowed stained matte lacquer. And I moved the bridge rail pickup to the neck and put a full size Humbucker at the bridge. Which worked much better but as you probably can make out, it had terrible orange peel going on and the seems between the layers of wood started to show. I couldn't find a picture of the in between but I also had an issue with the bridge which was a Fender string spacing on a guitar which was to all purposes a Gibson, so I doweled the neck, glued it in permanently and fitted a wrap around tail piece. I used it in that guise with the Nirvana tribute until the guys told me that it sounded "Too classic rock." and told me to use my strats instead. After which I hung it on the wall and basically forgot that I owned it at all. At some moment in time I also put a Seymour Duncan Humbucker in there, I have no idea which one, the ID on the bottom of the pickup has long since gone and I also for the life of me can't remember where I got that pickup from. So it hung on my wall for a while, derelict, neglected. Until a few days ago, when I decided to show the girl some love. Whoops, I see now that I put on the Trussrod cover crooked. So what did I do? I sanded the body smooth, added several layers of Acryl based rattle can varnish, sanded that smooth and buffed it to a shine. The pictures don't do it justice unfortunately but you have to believe me on how much better it looks. I also replaced the wrap around tail with a full Tune-o-matic and stop bar. This picture shows the shine from the gloss coating the best.