stripin but naked
It really depends on a couple of things.
Are you staining the body a color?
Or is it to be a natural wood and you want to protect it?
For natural wood, I would use a tung oil like stated above.
If you are going to use a color stain, again, it would depend on the color. MinWax has just about any "wood" color you could ever want in an oil-base. That should be sufficiant to protect the wood. 0000 steel wool will give it a very nice sheen:biggrin:.
If you are looking to stain it blue, green or something like that, I would suggest Analine dyes. You can get them from Reranch.com. They go on just like normal stains and then can be sealed with tung oil.