After brushing about 12 coats of Polyurethane, I let it dry for a month. I have a full shop with spray equipment, but as I am sure you will see, this does just a good a job. Secret is lots of wet sanding.
And I think the sound does the looks justification. Although my playing is a little stiff at 8 A.M.
I was at Century Mill Lumber at the right moment. They got in a load of Bubinga and only one board was like this. It sold for big money, and I got the live edge cut offs. (only $28!!!) The Lumber shop owner said he has never ever seen Spalted Bubinga, so I am thinking it is very rare.
Getting all the holes and defects filled for a smooth gloss finish while keeping the holey ratty effect was quite the process. Mostly used crazy glue/black paint mixture, and the traditional carpenter/sawdust technique, but mixing black paint into that as well.
Thank You. For now I am keeping it. I have a fellow builder who has offered to buy if I Name a price. I put so much time into this build, and this wood is so rare I doubt I can repeat it, So I want to cling on to it a while before I let it go.