Re: Teak oil ?
teak is ok, i find that for a decent finish using teak oil it has to be applied at least 20 times with a 24 hour drying time and i usually apply it hot with a plant sprayer or something.
just a quick de-nib with a cloth between coats is all thats needed and of course, wiping off the excess about 20 mins after application.
i also mix/make a lot of oil finishes and its a good base for some of that stuff..
i dont think its true to say that not many guitar makers use it, i know of a few but, tru oil is much easier to build a thick finish quickly and has a pretty high sheen so it tends to be favoured by most using oil finishes.