MescaBug Posted March 5, 2008 Report Share Posted March 5, 2008 (edited) Hi, I posted a picture of a Wenge/Birdseye maple Soloist set-neck type I'm building right now, in another post. I want a very high-gloss finish on this guitar. Wenge looks awesome when it's wet. The birdseye will look pretty good too. I was wondering if anyone ever tried clearcoating Wenge. It is a very porous an oily wood... It has all these little cracks. What would be the best way to apply a high-gloss finish on this type of wood? This guitar is not for a customer. I came across that beautiful 8/4 board of wenge a few months ago, and decided to give it a try. I have absolutely no idea how it will sound. That wood is sooooo beautiful!!! And the smell is awesome. Reminds me of burnt chocolate. Very smelly. And not that hard to work with like some people says. You have to be careful because it chips easily. But it didn't blunt my tools at all. I know Daniel Sorbera did a wenge bodied guitar, but it was an oil-finish if my memory is correct. Any advice would be very appreciated. It's hard to see from the pictures, but believe me, it is very porous. And oily as hell. David Edited March 5, 2008 by MescaBug Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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