I'm in the middle of a project. Taking a Squier VM P and getting it close as I can to the '57 Fender P both tonally and aesthetically. My next step is to figure out the neck situation. Currently, the bass has the stock rw fretboard. Originally, my goal was to just find someone who is parting out VM P with the maple neck and grabbing that. Much to my chagrin, I found the flaw in my plan, those necks don't have the vintage finish on them. I'm ok with not having that exact specs as far as the the true vintage neck goes (fret wire size, radius etc..) but I would really like to at least get the proper color down. I know there is a company that makes aerosol sprays in a lot of true to spec colors (the name escapes me at the moment.) My question is, do they make the proper stuff for me to do this project? It would definitely be the most cost effective and easy route. My only other option would be to try and fit and actual '57RI neck on to my bass, or get a warmoth neck. In both cases, the neck is gonna cost more than I paid for the entire original bass, and with the former, there are probably going to be some fitting issues. What do ya'll think?