Because its top will be sunburst I dyed the maple top. After that the first coats of finish were sprayed on.
Then the top was masked and the back of the guitar was coloured. The photo shows the wooden control and tremolo covers. If you want to see what they looked like before, go back to the top. They are in the bottom right hand corner.
Finally I sprayed the sunburst on the top. After that the instrument was sprayed with clear coats of finish. Between spraying the coats have to be sanded which is why the headstock looks kind of misty.
Now it only takes a couple of coats and the instrument is ready for its hardware and pickups!