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Sadowsky neck finish

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pedroferreira, Jun 7, 2005.


  1. pedroferreira

    pedroferreira

    Feb 10, 2003
    Portugal
    What's the finish in sadowsky necks?

    I didn't found any info about this! :rolleyes:

    Thanks,

    Pedro
     
  2. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    HI

    Its a flat nitrocellulose lacquer. As you play it, it buffs to a shine

    Rob
     
  3. pedroferreira

    pedroferreira

    Feb 10, 2003
    Portugal

    Like the 70' Fenders?
     
  4. BigMikeW

    BigMikeW Banned

    May 25, 2005
    Nashville, TN.
    Banned by TB Administration for refusal to account for funds
    I could care less what it is. All I know is it plays like Buttah :cool:
     
  5. I think that's in the FAQ or Shop Tour of the Sadowsky website.

    I know that Roger uses hundred dollar bills to buff the neck since he overcharges for the basses.


    KIDDDDDINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!
     


  6. :D :D :D :D
     
  7. vanselus

    vanselus

    Sep 20, 2000
    Boulder, CO
    None
    so THAT'S why he always wants the last $500 in cash.... :D
     
  8. Yep, from the Sadowsky FAQ:

    John K. in Kent, WA asks: What does Sadowsky Guitars use to maintain maple necks and maple fretboards?

    Roger Sadowsky answers: Since our maple necks and fingerboards are finished with nitrocellulose lacquer, we just use a regular light guitar polish like Dunlop 65.
    If a neck is extremely dirty, we use Windex with an old toothbrush just to get off all the crud, and then finish off with the Dunlop polish.
     
  9. pickles

    pickles Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    Best feeling finish I've ever layed hands on :D Melts in your hands.
     
  10. pedroferreira

    pedroferreira

    Feb 10, 2003
    Portugal
    Hey guys, thanks.

    From the pictures it looks like there's no finish :bassist: just plain wood.

    I think my jazz bass has a nitrocellulose kind of finish. Is the same kind of the sadowsky?

    I'm asking just to have a comparison.

    Thank You,

    Pedro
     
  11. pickles

    pickles Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    And thats pretty close to what it feels like! Its a very thin satin finish, no thumb sticking!
     
  12. pedroferreira

    pedroferreira

    Feb 10, 2003
    Portugal
    Thanks to you all.


    Pedro
     
  13. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Its not to heavy just the right feel for their excellent necks. :hyper:
     
  14. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    I'd go so far as to classify it as extremely light... hard to tell it's finished at all. That's just the way I like it: sexy satiny smooth!
     
  15. Part of the 'feel' of the neck is that he finish sands with 200 grit sandpaper. It's the best feeling neck I've ever played.
     
  16. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member


    Satin that the word :hyper: