Thanks for the awesome kit. You make it almost too easy! The coloring on my thinline is a few coats of water based vintage amber dye, sanded back to make a sort of burst effect while bringing out the flame in the maple top. The same dye just naturally stained the alder body a bit darker and it all blended together well with a bit of elbow grease. The body has about 20 light coats of tru oil sanded up to 2000 grit. The neck has about 5 coats and sanded up to 1000 grit. It just feels alive! Lindy Fralin blues specials, an Emerson paper-in-oil tone cap, Wilkinson bridge and Grover tuners really work to make it one of my favourites. It’ll definitely be seeing some stages (and grimy bars) across Vancouver Island.