So, I've got this Telecaster that I'm building, the bridge just came in (picking up tomorrow), and I've ordered pickups, and will be getting the pickguard, wiring, knobs, etc. soon-ish.
I've decided to wait a bit before giving it a proper finish, to see if I even want to give it a proper finish. In reality, I already don't mind the darker bit of wood now that there's a neck on it, and I think the rest of the hardware/pickguard will influence that as well. All it has right now is a thin layer of tung oil (not sure of specifics of type or how much).
Completely ignoring appearance, how much oil is needed, if any, and why? Like, does it need more in order to remain stable, or for protection?
I too am interested in the answer to this question. I've put one coat on my Warmoth body already.