So, I'm an idiot. I needed a tele-bass style neck, and picked up an allparts neck. Fretted, maple, and need to finish the fretboard too. I didn't realize it was going to come unfinished though (I'd looked at a few finished ones and assumed...) Now I need to do something about this and after reading threads for most of the morning, I have some questions. 1) Tru-oil appeals to me, and seems doable, but there's some posts questioning the durability on the fretboard. Is that actually an issue, and so do peopl with tru-oil necks finish the fretboard in something else? Are musicman basses entirey oil finished or do they do something different to the board? 2) If I can't do oil, I'm under the impression that there's nitro or poly finishes in wipe on or spray. Some posts suggested tha spraying well without professional gear was tough, and others that a wipe on was a bad idea with frets in. Any clarification? 3) Am I better off just selling the neck before I touch it and giving up (I don't like this plan)? Or should I pay to have a pro finish it (also not a fan of this plan)? 4) I had thought about doing a simple logo on the headstock in paint... or something like that. Can I just read a thread about waterslide decals and spraying laquer (i think thats it) overtop and use that style process? Its going on a beaten up body, and I'm just using it as a bass to mess around with the electronics and pickups and all that. Sort of a comfortable beater that I've worked on. So, I don't really care if it doesn't look totally perfect. But, I also don't want it to be cringe-worthy, or an example of why you shouldn't DIY a bass... some "character" marks/imperfections/darker patches aren't going to bug me though. If anyone reads this or has suggestions thanks a bunch, I'm pretty open to experimenting with it and don't mind taking time to do things well.