Here I am trying out a variation on a Japanese technique called Shou Sugi Ban.
Sugi, a Japanese Cypress, is scorched on the outside and then treated with oil to make it resistant to bugs and rot.
This is handy when building barns, sheds, fences, etc.
I scorched the outer 1/16 of an inch or so off of this telecaster shaped body that I made out of yellow pine a while back.
After the burning process was finished I scrubbed all the charcoal off with a wire brush and threw a couple of coats of paint on it.
First a few white base coats and then a few coats of semi metallic red auto body paint.
Kind of a fun experiment.