I've lost track of how many shellac body applications I've applied to all of the surfaces. Nearly all of the little pores are gone and everything is pretty much level looking. I just need to get an even looking glossy appearance to everything with my next few body sessions and then glazing after that.
In these pics everything manages to look a little darker than it really is. The neck is just a little bit lighter than the body. But it's a different kind of mahogany than the body is. I tried to match them as well as I could.
The peghead is pretty great looking, I'm very proud of that.
The top is coming along nicely, I just have to do a little more leveling with sandpaper and/or spiriting.
I unmasked the neck, as I'm pretty much done with finishing it, and set it on the body along with the bridge, for looks.