Birdseye neck

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  1. Ice axe

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    hi... My 51 nocaster birdseye neck has what appears to be a high gloss finish (looks lightly tinted)but an email from fender says tinted satin from the serial number... What's the usual finish on these..?
    It's a 2000 y model

    Thanks... Cliff
     
  2. StoogeSurfer

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    Looks like for your guitar, in the second series of Nocaster, made in Corona, the finish was nitro.
     
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  3. Deeve

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    Pics, my friend, PICS . . .
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    Please share an image or two.

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    I have one from that era also with a birdseye neck and the finish is satin/nitro.
     
  5. Ice axe

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    Maybe someone polished the satin finish. I've done that on several necks; I really prefer a glossy finish.
     
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    Never thought of that.. Possible considering its had the tremelo fitted
     
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    Great looking neck - thanks for the pics

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  9. jrblue

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    It's gloss now, that's for sure. IMO, nicer than satin.
     
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    Love that Birdseye neck. That's just beautiful.
     
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    FCS used to also do glass finishes on some necks, which it what it looks like to me.
     
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    take some 2000 grit wet/dry paper and wet sand lightly....then rub with dry cloth..will dull right up...
     
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