I had the good people at Warmoth make me a body and neck last year. Decided to go with a non-traditional clear blue satin finish. Three things I learned from this experience: 1. I don’t like the look of a roasted maple headstock and 2: Non-traditional guitar finishes are cool, but not for me. 3. I wish I hadn’t paid to have it painted. Olympic white is my favorite guitar color, but it varies so much I just picked out a white Duplicolor that was close enough and painted my Lovemaster yesterday. Clear coat it you said. Sand between coats you said. Wet sand and buff it you said. Wait at least a month for the paint to cure you said. To hell with that! I’m playing it today.