After years of doing nitrocellulose lacquer, French Polish, and experimenting with water-base finishes, we’ve settled on catalyzed urethane as our standard finish. It’s the most durable finish and resists cracking and crazing due to weather fluctuations. As a very hard finish it does not affect the tone quality in our opinion and we keep the build thin on tops. We recommend this finish for open-grained woods like rosewood and mahogany because the grain filling procedure we use is a clear filler and lets the natural beauty of the wood show through.
Sunbursts are available on any build and you can pick from several stock ones or specify one if you provide a photo. Jeff is a master finisher and is very good at matching finishes.