Originally Posted by fernando
>I really like French-polished shellac on a Fender-ish neck...
you are talking about this
any pictures of the result?
This is not a true french polish, just shellac: http://www.artisticremodelingofva.com/johnf/shelac/
However, if you've ever been to an antique store or someone in your family had an antique cupboard or bureau that was over 100 years old, you've probably seen French Polish.
Actually if you ever seen an old violin, like a real old violin or cello or some such stringed instrument of good quality, you've seen a French Polish. It's been use don these kinds of instruments for centuries!