Here is Bob’s guitar. Man oh man, he did this beautifully.
I used RIT dye for all the staining then many coats of spray on nitrocellulose lacquer.
Back & neck scarlet/brown stain rag rubbed. Top mixed some brown, rag rubbed the top & sanded all off (to highlight the deep maple grain). Mixed yellow/ small amount orange then rag rubbed. I used same red stain from the back to rag rubbed the burst, used more yellow/orange, to mix down the red to have a faded burst. Lacquer.
Headstock mother of pearl inlayed.
Check it out…