Pine telecaster build

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by clin, Apr 3, 2020.

  1. clin

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    Just bought this pine body. What type of finish would look best for this? I am going for a folksy look, with non-glossy finish. Thinking about either doing a tru oil finish or doing a clear satin lacquer but i'm posting here to see if anyone has any other ideas.

    Do you thing either of these finishes will bring out the natural wood color you can see where the wood chunk was taken out?


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    You can possibly do some coats of tru oil and then a lacquer. I'm not sure if they have a satin lacquer, if you're not going for a deep gloss. Or, you can build up a gloss and then take some of the shine off of it with lacquer?

    Neat body. Weird pine, for sure, but cool!
     
  3. dented

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    Tru oil did wonders for my spalted maple. Plus a big Welcome to you!
     

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    Where did you get that body? Very cool.
     
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  5. scooteraz

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    You could do a whitewash. A sort of aged finish look.
     
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    I used shellac first and then went over that with a scotchbright to smooth out the brush strokes and then used a clear lacquer over that. It came out very natural looking.
     
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    I found it on reverb from a seller by the name of Spaltking. they have several similar bodies.
     
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    I've built four barn wood guitars out of hundred year old ponderosa pine. A couple of them I finished with lacquer which is my preferred finish for almost every thing I build, but I did use TruOil on two of them. I thought is was a fine finish and seemed to suit the old wood - I was looking for warmth and medium gloss without a deep dipped in plastic look.

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    Could just go with a spray of nitro and then a little wax polish.
     
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    I tried three times to contact that seller and they never replied. I hate that and would never recommend them. So I went somewhere else. Now don't go overboard on this but you have a nice body. lol
     
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