The recent nitro thread got me wondering about shellac and the French Polish method. This is the method where you take shellac and very slowly rub layer upon layer in a very work intensive and careful way onto the body of the guitar or violin. Used in acoustics and for violins. I've seen it as an option for hand-made guitars and it was quite a bit more expensive. If this has good tonal qualities for violins and acoustics then why isn't it used in electric guitars? In my Teleproject I used shellac, very thinly on the neck before I sprayed Quik-Cote Classic nitro on it . . . seemed to work out. Is it because it is so difficult to work with? Any thoughts or experiences?