DIY Guitar the story so far

Tidemarked edge

Tidemarked edge

So building this guitar I’ve gone down a few blind alleys. Here’s the first. My original plan had been to achieve a kind of starburst type blended finish by gradually changing the blend of woodstain and linseed oil between the middle and the outside.

Dodgy tide mark

Didgy tidemark closeup

That didn’t work!

So then I tried putting some more woodstain on around the edge to see what that would do. It did this:

So then I spent some time rubbing that back off again. Which went surprisingly well.