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tv1
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11/07/2021 12:53 pm  

@tej

I switched to the Crimson guitar stains.  They’ve got a wide range of colours (which you can mix and/or overlay to create bursts, etc), they’re easy to apply and the results generally match the colour in the bottle!

They did some how-to videos on their YT channel too.

The stains also work well with their finishing oils, so you can build up an almost-gloss finish with the oil, over the colour stain.

Online guitar making courses – guitarmaking.co.uk


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11/07/2021 12:56 pm  

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(Good to see that the edit functionality has been fixed whilst I’ve been away 😋 )

The other brand I’ve used is “Osmo” particularly when I’ve wanted a clear or light shade to a top, rather than a strong colour stain.  

The Osmo “raw” product protects the original colour of the wood, and stops and subsequent oil coats from changing that original colour.  Great on lighter woods that you want to keep light/white and not go yellow when oiled.

Online guitar making courses – guitarmaking.co.uk


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11/07/2021 1:40 pm  

@tv101 I have some stain from there, decided against it for this build as it, well, just didn’t look right on the mahogany. It’s certainly a lot easier to apply cleanly though that’s for sure.
I do also need to take cost into account, the Wudtone ones are very expensive! 

…on an elaborate journey to turn trees into music.


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