This was a great project to work on and a bit of a learning curve. The guitar is a Tony Thompsons custom made guitar for Gavin Ralston session guitarist/producer at Trend Studios. He wanted to give the guitar more visual appeal so I set about staining and re-finishing the quilted maple top. The original oil finish needed to be stripped back and absolutely all traces of oil removed otherwise the re-finish would be compromised. The whole process really brings out the “3D” effect of the wood.