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I was wondering what you guys would sugest to finish an acoustic guitar in besides spray on laquer that would still let the wood resonate. ie would something like tru oil kill the tone of the spruce top?

Actually French Polish is a good option. I believe people feel it is a thinner, lighter finish. Myka just finished up his acoustic in the acoustic build thread, and used tru oil. Maybe he could give you his opinion on it's viability. I personally use Shellac or very light laquer. I don't have as strong an opinion on the negative effects slightly thicker finishes. It is not a very easy thing to quantify, and much like other guitar related subjects. I believe the actual differences are pretty grey.


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