I understand that lemon oil is not a finish. The neck was a bit dry so I applied some and wiped it off. I only oiled the portion of the neck where I play; I wasn't sure, but I did figure that the oil would somehow make the job of the repair a bit worse. I'm planning on putting Tung oil on the neck, but at a later date. I really want to take my time with it. Tung oil is one of those things that you just can't rush. As much as I'd love to believe it, there really are no good techs in miami. It's a big city, but not full of musicians and quality music shops. You really have to go up further north for that. And even then, ther are only good techs but no luthiers who do repairs. It's really sad....and strange. I'm open for suggestions if anybody knows of a good luthier near miami...I would deffinitely like this done professionally if possible, but I refuse to ship the bass.