What kind of neck finish do expensive basses have? My experience w/ cheap ones is that they often continue the glossy finish on the scroll all the down the back of the neck. Personally, I don't like a glossy neck finish on electric basses. Instead, I go for natural tung oil finish like a Warrick. I find that I'm not as fast on a glossy (back of neck) finish because my thumb and hand kind of sticks to the neck. I'm considering asking a luthier to sand off the glossy finish on an inexpensive Czech bass of mine. I had this one with an Eastman VB-95 with great results. Thoughts?