How to Fix Rough Spot on Back of Satin Neck

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by jasper383, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. jasper383

    jasper383 Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    I have a Lakland Skyline Jerry Scheff, and on the back of the neck behind the 5th fret is a "rough spot", about the size of a quarter.

    It is a little darker than the rest of the wood, and looks as if perhaps the satin neck finish wouldn't stick there. It feels different from the rest of the neck, a little rougher. Not so bad, but mildly noticeable.

    Is there something I can do to smooth this out?
  2. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    #0000 steel wool and Briwax (or any wood-compatible paste wax) for lubrication. Gently buff with the grain, a little at a time. Recheck the area frequently during the process; you don't want to overdo it. Might want to check with Lakland to determine what type of finish has been applied.