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glossy finish to satin on back of neck

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by musicjunky, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. musicjunky


    Oct 13, 2004
    Turlock, CA
    I have a fender jazz fretless and the back of the neck is glossy, and i would like it satin, i once played a strat with a satin back and i liked it a lot, you could go up and down for days, smooth like buttah. is this just a matter of sanding? thanks.
  2. I don't like to sand it. I prefer to use 0000 steel wool and work it up and down. You will be surprised at how little will come off and you still get a satin sheen. The pad doesn't have a hard edge so it automatically blends neatly at the headstock and heel. I guess if your neck is dented or damaged then sanding a little wouldn't hurt but I like to save the finish if that's what it needs.