I’ve been searching forever. There are so many conflicts of opinion and tidbits of info but no full process with pics. I have a nice looking pine tele body I ended up getting for free. Not too many knots. 2 pieces. Doesn’t look awful I’d really like to try my hand at finishing it without spraying lacquer out of a can or doing a clear wipe on poly. I’d like to stain it (I’ve seen use soft wood conditioner then stain then an oil of sorts) I’ve seen grain fill- soft wood conditioner then dyed oil Or just grain fill and dye your oil. Is there a book I could bye on finishing in oils. There seems to be very little content about pine. I don’t care about perfect I don’t care about protection other than from air and water. If you got a process I’d love ya. Cuz I’m about to go ask ace hardware Also anyone got a book recommendation on oil finishing guitars in general. Loving these grain filled satin stain bursts. So cool. I don’t mind buying books or reading huge amounts of websites I’d prefer not too spend a ton wasting materials. I have a bottle of old amber shellac (like 3 years old). I tested it on a piece of maple not even really sanded well and it dried hard great and fine. I’d really like to color some grain darker with grain filer or however and do a transparent sort of stain or dye in either blue with black grains or green or anything really. Or amber red and lemon dyed tru oil. probablu gona do a roasted maple neck maybe with an ebony board so maybe something like that? seems like stewmacs books and page are all geared towArds spraying so he can make the most Money thanks again for the help! I promise a full photo logged step by step instructional report and at least two follow ups on my second and third and what I learned for futures like me. Do it for the forum!