So. Last night I ordered a tele kit from GFS. after a discount from PayPal, it’s $86 shipped. paulownia body, maple fret board and the usual cheap hardware and electronics. I also am working on a solid walnut strat, but that one will have to wait. I haven’t worked with paulownia before, so I’m not sure of a good finish for it. Should I stain or paint? Really hoping to stain.