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Sanding marks on neck

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Daniel G., Jun 8, 2002.

  1. Daniel G.

    Daniel G.

    May 21, 2002
    Orange County
    Can anyone tell me what causes the small swirls on the back of necks? Is it from over zealous sanding with power sanders? And is there anyway to remove them?
  2. dhuffguitars

    dhuffguitars Luthier/Bass Wanker depending on your opinion

    Sep 18, 2001
    Sounds like marks from a orbital or random orbital sander. You could start with a 320 grit sandpaper and sand with a soft backing pad with the grain until the swirls are gone. Then you can refinish the neck, or sand further (400,600, but not much finer)before refinishing the neck.