Telling if I have a finished or unfinished fretboard?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Tupac, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. Tupac


    May 5, 2011
    Really dumb question. I'm trying to clean my SBMM Ray 4 (black body, maple neck) and, before I decide what to use, I need to know if the fretboard is finished or unfinished. I've looked online and I can't find out if it is or not. So if anyone knows how to tell between them (I assume it's very easy) or knows about my specific bass, please weigh in.
  2. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
  3. nostatic

    nostatic Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2004
    central coast
    Endorsing Artist: FEA Labs
    Well, if there is bark still on the fretboard, then I'm betting it isn't finished yet...
  4. scourgeofgod


    Aug 17, 2006
    If it's a maple fretboard then yes it has a finish
  5. organworthyplayer337

    organworthyplayer337 Professional Hack

    Oct 28, 2014
    Charlotte, NC
    I have the same question. Mine's a MusicMan Stingray 4 made in 2000. Is it finished or unfinished? I really need to clean it :D Hehe