This is my favorite part of a build, the first coats of lacquer. This is a first look at what the finished product will look like. Even when you think the wood you have selected will be what you expect, you really can’t tell until there is lacquer on it. I think the walnut that I selected for my first tele which I’ve had in my private stock for about 6 or 7 years,  is everything I imagined. Hope you like it.