I’ve got a 90s US standard Tele, which I love to bits. It had a poly finish until a few years ago, when I stripped it (fairly inelegantly), stained it and gave it a couple of coats of Tru Oil. Since then I’ve toured it pretty heavily, and the wood has got its fair share of scrapes and bumps.
I’ve now decided to refinish it in nitro, so I’ve sanded off the Tru Oil and as much of the stain as I can ready for grain fill, primer and colour/clear. There are still quite a lot of knocks visible - which I kind of like since it’s a 20-year-old guitar - and I just wondered if refinishing it over a less than perfect body would look crap? Will the grain filler even it out anyway if I do it properly?
If anyone wants to chip in with their superior wisdom, that’d be much appreciated!