I love Tru-Oil, in fact, I'd do the whole neck with it, but I'm pretty sure we can no longer get it in California. That's just crazy, I've applied it inside the house when you could still get it here. It's not like squirting a bunch of lacquer in the air or painting a car on the front lawn, or even worse spraying 3M Super 77 to do a tolex job on an amp. Now that stuff is nasty... But this gives me an idea Jup. I used this stuff called Tried and True (it's some sort of boiled linseed stuff with beeswax in) to finish the wenge knobs and pickup rings Herb made for me on a prior build, a few coats and burnish with a t-shirt and it's super smooth. If I taped off the headstock and shot the rest of the guitar with lacquer first, then did the headstock last, I think that might be a way to go. I love the way that headstock looks on your 335, it's just beautiful, along with the rest of it of course. Thanks for that suggestion!