This is my first bass guitar build and it was so much fun that I'm building a Precision bass next. I have owned original MusicMan basses before and after Ernie Ball stepped in and this one sounds and feels like the real deal!!! I used Duplicolor primer and engine enamel paint [with ceramic], then I finished it off with a whole can of 2 part nitro cell. lacquer,,then wet sand and buffed the body and it came out awesome, if i may say so myself!!! The neck got a few coats of wipe-on poly and the fret board got treated with a orange oil and beeswax blend.