Did you track down any pics? I’m gonna try my dye in DNA on a scrap maple first. If I don’t get close to what I’m after, I’ll either buy a browner dye to mix with my amber dye or I’ll try that color shellac you recommend.shellac feels fine, not as slippery as tung or danish oil, but not sticky with sweat like some poly
I'm not an expert or pro, so caveat emptor and listen to the pro finishers first
in my experience, a few coats of 2 lb. ruby shellac adds a LOT of yellow to the finish, and you can control how much
dye sounds risky because permanent, to me, and I've used Tru Oil, which is really nice but does not add a lot of amber color
amber shellac, built up in layers, is a good controllable approach
I built up a guitar like that, and then hit it with a thin coat of matte clear poly just for durability, but really, unless you're an acidic sweaty person, or are hyper nervy about Case Queen Perfection, and/or play gin-soaked bars with no AC in the middle of July, shellac will be durable enough and allow normal wear and tear
at the end of the day, no one but you is paying attention to the tint of your guitar
if it makes you happy, no argument from me ...
(I'll post a pic, but it won't be a precise A/B)
Do you sand between layers of shellac? What grits?
Does anyone know the best grits to sand between coats of Tru oil? And when I apply coats of my dye and DNA am I supposed to sand between coats?