It has all come down to sanding. The quality of finish that can be applied to an instrument comes down to the prep work. Flawless prep sanding prepares an instrument for a gloss finish that will make ones eyes pop right out of the orbital sockets. This is what I am shooting for. The acoustic has been cleared for the spray booth. The electric is not far behind. And Graduation is in a week.
In the photos...
* My "wee guitar", sanded out to 240 and graded for finishing.
* Detail of the volute. The extra bulk in this area makes this fragile area stronger.
* Ladies in waiting.