I was looking to buy a guitar the other day (gasp). I picked up a squire affinity strat because it has the same neck as my CV P: basic matte finish neck. I tried to find another guitar with that sort of neck to no avail. Why do they have to put 1/2" of poly on all the necks now. I realize that I can steel wool the back etc, but I just wonder why they make them like that, basses and guitars alike?