I know this is talkBASS.com and not guitar, but i'm working on a fender strat, i just bought a new all maple neck for it, and i was contemplating different ways to finish it. I was thinking about a vintage stain then put a gun stock oil on it, but i have a few questions about it. one is will the gun stock oil change the color of the finish at all. I would assume yes and i would assume that it gets darker. Second I was thinking i wanted to put a cyano finish on the fret board. If i were to do this would i look odd with a gun stock on back. So to rephrase the entire thread. I have a maple neck, i want to put a vintage tint color on it and a cyano finish on the fretboard, am I better off with spraying a clear coat, or could i get away with a gun stock finish?