I am not a luthier, but I have worked on my own guitars for years, and have 1 paint and refinish under project my belt. I am just a measly DIY. But I figured this is the better forum over Guitars in General. This will be my first attempt and staining and finishing a maple top. Below is the body that is coming. It arrives sanded down to 220 grit. So here is where I need some help if you gentlemen would be so kind. 1. What dyes are the most forgiving. Preferably something in a reasonable price point so I can experiment with colors. Leaning toward blue, more vibrant the better 2. How should I prep the wood before dying and sanding? I want to avoid beginner mistakes. 3. I am very impatient, and my last poly finish took forever to cure and made the wife mad because the fumes from the workshop came into the house. Suggested alternatives? Does not have to be high gloss.