So, while my first project is still under way, I have not been able to keep myself from thinking of the next. I'm sure more than one of you know this condition. Anyway, I have thought of this finish idea that I for one have not seen, but think would be ultra cool. I think of it as a cherry center, like the candy, only with a Gibson-like Heritage Cherry as the central color, but with a burst over, starting black as hell on the outside and fading into that Heritage Cherry. I'm sure that mahagony would be the way to go, as all the coolest Gibson cherry finishes were on mahagony, and from what I have read, when doing a cherry finish, the body wood has a dramatic effect on the end product. I don't have much experience though in the finishing processes, and without covering any territory already expanded upon in other posts, any advice as to how to achieve my vision???