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How to non-destructively smooth a satin neck?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by jazzmonk, Aug 14, 2005.


  1. jazzmonk

    jazzmonk

    Feb 24, 2004
    Dallas, TX
    I have an Ibanez RKB900 P/J clone. I love the tone but the neck is getting on my nerves. It's not that it's a p-neck that bothers me, it's the ultra-raw satin feeling unlike Fender sating necks. Whereas Fender poly satin necks (ex. modern mim jazz and precision bass) are slick and smooth, this Ibanez feels like kinda rough and unfinished. It's definitely finished - there's a sheen when you look at from an angle.

    What can I do to make it smoother but still satiny without destroying the neck? It's a 22 fret non-overhanging neck, so swapping it for something else is difficult. Fender Amer Deluxe 22 fret necks good replacements but are expensive and hard to find.