Ok so one of my next guitars is going to be a dyed quilt maple top and while i've used some water based dyes, I wanted to hear what everyone else uses if they'd be willing to share. At my local lumber yard they sell lockwood's water based dyes. They also have some alcohol based as well. I've never used alcohol based dyes and was wondering what the difference is besides the obvious mixing agent. Im looking to achieve a blue/oceanburst effect. I think i'd first use dark blue or black and sand back almost fully, leaving the black dye in only the lowest areas and then proceed to stain further with the darker and lighter dyes. any tips, tricks suggestions or pictures would be most helpful. I'll practice on scrap but still I always turn here for information before i make the plunge. Thanks guys.