Sorry for the delay in updates; too many irons in the fire. Spent most of today fiddling with my Zoom Q3, trying to nail down a proper recorded sound for my lovely new amp.
I did finally get done pondering the meaning of it all, and got a nice basecoat of lacquer on the neck:
One more coat of lacquer, then it'll be time to start up with the dye.
Not sure about the body; might put another application of ink and oil on before calling it done.
Hopefully, I'll be snagging a nice Duracraft drill press tomorrow.