All is raw wood and not finish sanded. I am taking it for a test drive tomorrow night if I can get the electronics working correctly. I am getting ready to use the system 3 Mirror coat on the fingerboard. Any more tips? Should I put the finish on the back of the neck first? The bass has a Bart P-J with an 18 volt Bart preamp system. Birdseye top, Wenge veneer and Mahogany core with Alder wings. Hard Maple 3 piece neck and Ebony fingerboard.