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Neck Advice

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by chbenny, Feb 11, 2017.

  1. chbenny

    chbenny TDPRI Member

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    Jan 30, 2017
    Tennessee
    It is fairly humid here right now and it doesn't look like it will clear up for a few more days. While I wait, I thought I would ask a few questions regarding 2 guitar necks.

    • Maple Neck with a skunk stripe and a Rosewood fingerboard.
      • I want an "aged / amber" look on the entire neck.
        • What are the best ways to prep this neck?

        • What are the pros and cons for both tinted (Colortone) lacquer as well as dye / stain diluted and applied straight to the neck?

        • I see a number of people suggest I seal the skunk stripe before I do much to the neck.
          • Is CA glue my best choice?
        • I do have a waterslide.
          • When should I apply it? Before or after staining?
          • What are the best steps to take to make the edges "disappear"?
    • Solid Maple neck.
      • I want an "aged / amber" look on the entire neck.
        • I'll see above for prep answers.

        • People who go with stain - direct to the wood, when they want to change it, do they typically just buy or make another neck? I understand that I can sand it back but is this why some choose lacquer over direct dye/stain - so they don't really have to sand back past the first layer of finish?

        • I'll see above for skunk stripe answers.

        • Same question as above regarding the waterslide.
     

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