I build custom electric guitars. I typically use Mohawk Instrument Lacquer when working towards a high-gloss finish. However, I also wish to offer my customers a "satin" finish option. I do have a water-based satin finish that I can use on bodies and necks. But, I have been told by other makers not to use water-based finishes on necks for stability reasons. What are my options for a non-water based solution to achieve a good, durable satin finish?
Thanks! In the last few days I've learned that one of the finishes I really wish to emulate is a "hand-rubbed, polyurethane satin finish". Frankly, I think I would prefer a hand-rubbed and applied finish vs. a spray. What do you have in this type?