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Finishing Articles

The choice of a finish can be a difficult decision. Finish hardness, health considerations and the appearance you seek all play into this decision. The Finishing Options for Musical Instruments link on this page should help you to decide which finish is best for you. Once you have decided which finish to use, the additional articles will help you with your finish preparation and application. These articles are not the final word in finishing. We recommend that you research your finish project thoroughly before taking the plunge. 

Remember that one of the most important tasks in finishing is testing, testing, testing before you apply your finish to your instrument. 

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Finishing Options for Musical Instruments

French Polish Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish Water-based Finish