I looked at my SX this morning and enough is enough, I just can't stand that day-glo orange neck. Armed with my determination and the info I got from a few searches, I hit the department store for the necessary goodies. I have read to basically sand with 220 and clean with Naptha as you go along, searching for shiny spots (but I started the "rough" job by using 120). The amber is now gone from the neck, with some surprises (the back of the headstock has GREEN wood*, but it'll be hidden by the tuners). Another surpsie is that it seems that there's still a sealer of some sort or something on the neck. Water on the wood doesn't raise the grain. I'm planning on finishing with gun stock oil (the kind from a spraycan that I picked from Wal-Mart, is that okay?). Do I have to sand through this as well ? Some spots I seem to have sanded through (but not into the wood).