That is a beautiful thing you've done.
If you have any concern about "going over the edges" I'd have think about finishing it in Tung or another hardening oil which "glows" rather than shines - it's also not in a usage area of the guitar and its a hard timber already. But the miniwax would be fine anyway.
I agree with Rusty that this is a beautiful thing.
I have a guitar I received from one of my brothers just before he lost his battle with cancer. I couldn't play it for almost a year. I'd get it out and set with it on my lap the put it away again but finally realized that he's be pretty upset with me for not using it. Guitars are made to be played. I hope you have good times and great memories playing this guitar.
Quote Paul "You do need to play that guitar!"
I do, Paul. It's my primary guitar now. I've had it for a little over 10 years now and I still consider myself very fortunate to own it but I don't hesitate to use it anymore. It was one of 4 Bourgeois' he owned and the other three also went to people that would appreciate owing a good quality instrument which was beyond their means. All of them are greatly appreciated and well used. That was his point. If he though for a second that I wouldn't use the guitar, he'd have given it to someone else.
What a GREAT tribute.
MAJOR Kudos :)
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