Obeche sands beautifully. It didn’t take long to get the body smooth and ready for the finish. It got so dusty from sanding, though, that I needed a lot of compressed air and a tack cloth to get it clean. That done, I started drizzling on the Tru-Oil, which is maple syrup-colored, and brings a nice amber tone with just one coat. The gloss will start to build with the third coat, and the grain will really pop, though I don’t think it will be as dramatic as the mahogany or catalpa Teles. Still, this wood is good-looking!