Do you want them to fade into each other? Say, fade from light to dark? If so, it's pretty hard to do with stain. However, wood dyes works exceptionally well for this technique. I've seen amazing multi-hued starburst effects done with dye.
You could do an inlay line between the areas to be stained, using epoxy or inlay substrate like turquoise.
Let me put it this way-
It's me building the guitar this is what I would do…
I would mark off the line of stain change where I want it to be,
Take the Dremel or if I didn't have a Dremel, a small gouge, and remove a small thin inlay trough along the marked line. Fill with colored epoxy or inlay substrate, sand then stain my two colors on either side of the inlay.
That's my take on it.
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