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Old January 30th, 2013, 05:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Burned usa tele neck

hello i could buy a cheap burned tele neck i dont know what happened with it but it seems that the transparant finish is gone and the wood is a bit black but a good neck for the rest im planning to build a partcaster wich i can bring along with me everywhere i want.
it feels a bit raw now so what do you guys suggest to finish that spot with ?
and how do i polish after finishing.

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Old January 30th, 2013, 05:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would strip the back of the neck and then go here,
http://www.tdpri.com/forum/tele-home...ml#post4769221

and read the booklet on finishing your guitar with Nitrocellulose Lacquer.
There is a section in there on the easy/quick way to do it using lacquer that comes in a spray can.
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Old January 30th, 2013, 05:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What's 'cheap' mean? $10, 20, 50?
You might have to sand fairly deep to get rid of the char and that couldn't have done the glue in the skunk stripe joint any good.
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Old January 30th, 2013, 05:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yup thats what i would do. If you arent comfortable with stripping it tou could just sand the neck down in the back and rub on some tru oil.
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Old January 30th, 2013, 05:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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What's 'cheap' mean? $10, 20, 50?
You might have to sand fairly deep to get rid of the char and that couldn't have done the glue in the skunk stripe joint any good.
$80 with shipping
the black burned spot dont have to be gone or something it just needs a finish and its all good for me :)
its gonna be my traveling guitar so it may look used and dirty but it needs to play good hehe
i think someone didnt like his tele and set it on fire :P
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Old January 30th, 2013, 06:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Tell em the burn mark is from your BLISTERING solos up at the 14th fret! It's make-a-legend time. ;-) That and it's not worth $80 by the way.

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Old January 30th, 2013, 06:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Not worth $80.00? I dunno bout that... is this a HWY1 neck?

What do the frets look like. if serviceable, I'd say yes to the 80.00.

The glue at the strip/heat incursion is probably non glue not FWIW.
CA glue to the rescue ?
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Old January 30th, 2013, 06:28 PM   #8 (permalink)
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A 2012 usa neck on ebay with tuners is 300 dollars more. I'd take it for 80. Lightly sand the burned area and then get a can of spray lacquer and spray over the spot. It'll never be a showpiece and I bet you'd have to take off quite a bit of wood to get that out....so why worry about it.
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Old January 30th, 2013, 06:31 PM   #9 (permalink)
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i dont know what happened with it
Does the truss rod work ? , because I wonder if they were trying to heat it up to get access to a broken truss rod.
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Old January 30th, 2013, 07:24 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Does the truss rod work ? , because I wonder if they were trying to heat it up to get access to a broken truss rod.
Yes the truss rod is working its gettng tension and fender serial decoder says the neck is from 1995 and guitar was made in corona california i really dont know of fender made highway one teles with serial number beginning with N.
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Old January 30th, 2013, 07:45 PM   #11 (permalink)
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perhaps it's a stock US tele neck from '95....

does a hwy 1 body have a tilt screw fitted?....

bargain for $80 , all day long around here....... if it's straight...

I'd just build up some oil coats and buff it back... or a lacquer spray over the black spot and feather it back smooth...;)
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Old January 30th, 2013, 07:48 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Holy blowtorch, Batman! Sand it a little and seal it with whatever you like- poly, nitro, Tru Oil- whatever. $80 is a deal if it's a viable neck. Or you could sand it smooth, prime it, and do it in a color- been done before. Lots of options.
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Who knows what bean eating witch tried to fly that thing around the room? Is the decal so important?
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Old January 30th, 2013, 08:13 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Who knows what bean eating witch tried to fly that thing around the room? Is the decal so important?
LMAO! Good show!!
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Holy blowtorch, Batman! Sand it a little and seal it with whatever you like- poly, nitro, Tru Oil- whatever. $80 is a deal if it's a viable neck. Or you could sand it smooth, prime it, and do it in a color- been done before. Lots of options.
Ditto..............plus you can sand and shoot necks with a burst..............you'd never know
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Old January 30th, 2013, 09:20 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Old January 30th, 2013, 10:27 PM   #17 (permalink)
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It almost looks like the some of the wood is gone on the burned spot. The whole area looks kinda concave, maybe that's an illusion though. I'd stay away from it, if it's a travel guitar, who cares if it says "Fender", just my 2 cents
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Old January 30th, 2013, 11:10 PM   #19 (permalink)
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My Tele lived through a house fire, and all I did to the neck was clean the soot off and have the frets crowned (which needed doing anyway).

If anything, I like the neck more now.

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Old January 30th, 2013, 11:20 PM   #20 (permalink)
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My Tele lived through a house fire, and all I did to the neck was clean the soot off and have the frets crowned (which needed doing anyway).

If anything, I like the neck more now.
Nice look.

The OP could do the butane torch charing to a pine tele body like this body from another thread.
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