Finish Applied

This photo shows the translucent blue finish over the tiger maple body. It’s turning out just as we planned, despite me arguing with myself over leaving it natural.

The translucent blue finish is created by putting a blue dye in clear lacquer. It take some experimenting along with a bit of trial and error to get just the right color. Different types of wood will hold the color slightly different, so the only way to get exactly the desired finish is to test and test.

The black sunburst effect is not completely finished, however. This body will require a another light coat, or maybe two, of black lacquer along the edges to deepen the effect.

Comments are closed.