Yes - it is NOT EASY - finshing guitars takes years of practice to get the appearance of perfection...here is how we do it (in a nutshell)
- Sand and Prep - Leave the corners round the top sharp for now
- Seal the sides and anywhere you do not want colour before staining the front - this helps prevent any colour going where it shouldn't as you can just wipe it off instead of it sinking into the wood.
- Apply the colour coats
- Round off the sharp corners - after the colour has dried go round with some med - fine sandpaper to make a small radius
- Apply top coat (clear coats)
I will make a video one day ...it is on the list...
Measure twice, cut once...