Tv finish on Swamp ash?

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by eslover, Dec 8, 2019.

  1. eslover

    eslover Tele-Meister

    Nov 17, 2009
    I really love the look of tv finishes on mahogany. The effect of the grain fill over the color coat works so well on mahogany (to me at least). But I was thinking I don't see too many TV type finishes on swamp ash..

    Is there a reason for this? Do TV finishes not work well on Swamp ash? Or, maybe it does but only on pieces that don't have too wild a grain? Would it look too "busy"?

    Has anyone here had success doing a tv white or yellow finish over swamp ash? Got pictures you can share with me/us?
  2. Dismalhead

    Dismalhead Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 16, 2014
    Sacramento, California
    I love TV Yellow and think an ash done in it would work great. I'd just want it to be a bit transparent so the grain showed through since the swamp ash guitars I've owned have had really nice grain.
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