Hi all, I’ve done quite a bit of research and video watching on finishing but I’ve still got some questions on how to best proceed with this project. This is a Peavey Wolfgang body that I got last year from a factory clean out. Instead of the usual basswood + maple, it has a 1 piece mahogany body with a maple top. Here’s the thread in the Tele Home Depot documenting the regular progress: https://www.tdpri.com/threads/wolfgang-build-carvetop-assistance.919155/ What I’m really wanting to end up with is a nice wipe-on finish that isn’t too thick or glossy. My plan right now is: 1) Grain fill the back of the body and sides with timbermate 2) Stain the top a dark brown and sand it back to accentuate the figure in the maple; maybe experiment with doing some yellow+light brown stain on the top afterward 3) Do a final few coats of a homemade wipe-on poly (linseed oil+ poly mixture); my dad turns bowls on a lathe and he has a mixture of stuff that looks great on those. Either that or maybe just straight Tru Oil. I’m confused on whether or not I need to add any sanding sealer and at what step in the process? Also, I want to leave the edge of the maple unstained as a natural binding. Do I need to mask off the wood around it and coat the maple edge with something special? Appreciate any suggestions!