Comments: This is my first build. I filed the frets with a small 3 sided file. The Body and neck were stained with 2 coats of Minwax Golden Pecan, and 8 coats of Watco crystal clear coat spray. The first coat was lightly sanded with 360 grit. It is definitely one of my new favorite basses to play. I love the wide curviness of the body.