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Easy maple neck finish

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Vorago, May 27, 2005.


  1. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    hi,

    I've defretted an old Stratocaster with a full piece maple neck. It turned out pretty good, but now I need a finish for the maple neck. Be aware, I've never done this before, so an easy sollution is at its place here :) .


    Cheers
     
  2. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    Don't you want to put in the new frets before finishing it?
     
  3. aaah, the unknown world of fretless guitar, my friend's converting an old fretless into one
     
  4. he is converting a fretless into a fretless? i wouldn't imagine that would take very long
     
  5. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    nope, it's a fretless ;)

    So, after doing a little search I came up with tung oil...best sollution?
     
  6. andvari7

    andvari7

    Aug 28, 2004
    Ennui
    I'd suggest Tru-Oil or Danish Oil, but tung oil works nicely.

    And, in response to the signature, Shame on a N**** (and buy A Son Unique when it drops on the 2-1 of June).
     
  7. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    A fretless guitar ;) I have wanted to make one but I didn't think there would be a market for it..t
     
  8. Phil Mastro

    Phil Mastro

    Nov 18, 2004
    Montréal
    I've made one, and it's a 12-string too :D
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    Only problem is, the pickup isn't quite wide enough, so the highest strings don't get much output.

    Edit: realized this is somewhat of a hijack, sorry