I just got a new Bullet Tele (the FSR Surf Green currently on musician's friend) for my daughter so she can start learning. I was expecting the neck to be pretty rough as far as finish and fret dressing goes, and that was indeed the case. I was planning on getting the fret ends filed and stripping the finish and coating the neck with lacquer myself to make it feel much nicer, however it sure appears to me that there's not any kind of coating on the neck at all. Maybe there's some thin clear poly but I sure can't detect it. It feels to me like bare, sanded wood. Can anyone confirm this? If that's the case then that's actually good for me because I dont' have to bother stripping the neck before shooting ReRanch stain and lacquer over it, right? I did just read another thread where someone mentioned these guitars are soaked with some kind of water-protectant sealer..? Even if that's the case, could the ReRanch Amber tint and clear coat lacquer just go over it perhaps?