"I'll reply even though this is 10 years old. .....Maybe it can help this poor guy still looking for a solution. LOL.
I have tried every trick to grain fill Mahogany and have now settled on super glue AKA CA glue. Give it a skim coat with an old…"
"You can use fine wood saw dust mixed with lacquer to the consistency of a paste, then it rubbed in the pores, let dry and sanded with 400 grid sandpaper. That should give you good surface for the finish, and it will meatch the wood since you use the…"
Thank you THENUGE for your comment about my guitars. Don't be jealous. Basically what I do is buy and sell my instruments. They are all for sale at the right price. Over the years, I purchased guitars, have them repaired, and sell them for a small profit. This way I can buy other guitars and slowly upgrade to more expensive models. Hours of searching for bargins is the key. Creating a relationship with a good guitar repairman is the other. Enjoy.
Thank you for the kind words regarding my builds I think I bought the black stuff from stew mac or lmi.... I have a thickness sander and make most of the other stuff I use. It's just since I can't dye the stuff black I buy it. Thanks again nice builds you have going here as well. Take care - Jim
No it is not Ebony it's pear wood they just dye it black....
Thanks for the replies, the info, and the compliments. i appreciate it all. I have tried to stop building (it's addictive) and learn how to play. I'm one of those guys that has owned guitars most of my life but never really go the hang of it. Made more progress with the CBG's than any of the others...