Now that the guitar is all put together, it is ready to be finished and set up. The first step to finishing is pore filling the hardwood. We make a pore fill for each type of wood using joint compound and a variety of colored dyes.

This cherry pore fill looks very pink! Once it dries on the guitar, it will look darker and closer to the color of the wood. We smear the pore fill on the back, sides, and headplate of the guitar using a plastic spatula. The fill is left to dry overnight.