Just a short message to fill the void. I’m currently applying multiple layers of varnish to build up a thick enough coat to rub out or polish. The eighth coat went on today, doing some wet sanding with 600 grit inbetween on the neck (the body didn’t need to be sanded yet). Depending on the results of the next upcoming coats I plan to stop around the tenth coat. If I’m there, and satisfied, I will do another blog post explaining the process, which’ll also include pictures to show the results of the third part of finishing this bass.
After the varnishing is completed, I will have to wait about a month before rubbing the finish out. Only then I can start assembling the bass; it’s a long wait, for me too, but a good finish takes some time to apply. Also, I’m learning a lot along the way, since this is the first time I’m doing a hard finish.