Hello I'm about to refinish a guitar I made, it's a kind of Les Paul but with a maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, mahogany body and a OAK carved top I made from very old oak. The neck is a Gretsch neck I bought on Ebay. I finished it very quickly but I'm not satisfied with the finishing, as I'm going to change few things on this guitar body I will also refinish it. I then have few questions, I red on MCI MUSIC web site, Max Baranet wrote : Which Lacquer and paint should I use to don't have "plasticizers", as he said, or to don't affect badly the sound ???? Which lacquer, stain, sealer, paint should I use ? I'm french and there are few words I don't understand and I don't really understand which thing I have to put after the other one. I understand, I have to first put grain filler (is it what they call sealer), especially on the mahogany body, then paint with the stain, after this I apply a thin coat. Am I alright ? How can I make the sunburst effect ? Should I buy a Spray gun ? May I use "Preval Spray Unit" as they sell at stewmac (they don't ship it outside the US ) ? Is there a way to do it (and have a great tone) without spending too much money ? So if you understand well, I want to find a easy and cheap way to have a great tone and beautiful sunburst I know that : easy + cheap + great tone + beautiful is not something really realistic but if you have some good tips and informations for me I'm ready to get it. I will inform you on the progress of my work on this guitar.