I'm at a point with a guitar build project (first attempt) where I need to consider the finish. It's a 1 pc. swamp ash tele-ish body with a maple neck, pau ferro fretboard. I'm looking to do a transparent white nitro finish (Mary Kay, white blonde, etc...) on the body and a vintage tint on the neck. In all the reserach I've done, it sounds like a real chore to "do it right," that is, 14 coats, 3 days dry time and wetsanding between each, etc... but the alternative is to pay someone about $400 (for both pieces) and get it back in 6-8 weeks. So once again, I turn to TGP. What's the general consensus around here- is a DIY approach to nitro finishing recommended or will I be happy to have paid $400 to have it right by the time it's over? Any recommendations as to products or tips that anyone can provide? Any recommendations as to who does a great job for less $$$? Thanks in advance!