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Another finish thread

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by YuvalR, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. YuvalR

    YuvalR

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    I'm in the proccess of finishing my first build (4 string neckthrough fretless, wenga fingerboard) and need some finish advise/guide.
    I read a lot of threads about finish in this forum and got more confused!
    current idea- danish oil rubbed on finish for the body and neck.
    Do i need an extra protective layer? is the danish oil fine for fretless fretboard or should i consider epoxy?
    Please help me out a bit
  2. mahrous

    mahrous

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    Hi
    Epoxy for the body seems like an overkill to me.
    For the fretboard may if the wenge is not holding up against the strings abuse (especially if roundwound). But some would say the wenge feels best unfinished (and I agree).

    As for the rest of the body/neck, what woods are you using? Oil is fine and it might have a positive effect on the tone compared to epoxy (may be?).
    If you want more protection, some NC clear coats would be good too.

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