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Is tung oil a "hard finish"

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by CEM, Sep 5, 2002.

  1. CEM

    CEM Guest

    Nov 3, 2001
    Cincinnati, OH
    I ask cuz at the Warmoth site they say the maple necks must be hard finished, but I am not sure what that means.
  2. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    That means:

    "Waranty void if used wiyhout hard finish.
    Oils are not satisfactory"

    I think this message is still printed on all warmoth maple necks.
    They void the warranty if you tung oil your maple neck (with maple or other wood fgbd) because it is more likely to wrap...

    Well IME, I've oiled several warmoth maple neck without having any problems so if you like it oiled, go for it!
    Many manufacturers or luthiers use maple oiled/waxed necks... Ernie ball, F basses, Carl thompson, Darrin , Dave, Matt...

    Maybe you should e-mail the guys at warmoth to ask why they recommend not to oil the neck

  3. CEM

    CEM Guest

    Nov 3, 2001
    Cincinnati, OH
    Thanks for clarifying.:)