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Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by Telepirate86, Jun 27, 2020 at 6:37 PM.
What are the chances of atmospheric damages being done?
Depends on where from. Neck made in states by reputable maker no big deal.
No sweat. Just check out as soon as you get it, let it set in your shop a fre days to acclimate, check again, finish as desired.
I have purchased several unfinished necks from Musikraft and never had any issues with them after shipping. I do believe that they apply some type of light sealer to all of their necks before leaving their factory though.
You have to request the sealer.
Unless the product is going to be shipping on the "slow boat" for a very long time, it's unlikely that the changes in ambient moisture, etc, during shipping are going to have any effect at all unless it's a poor product made from lumber that wasn't properly dried, etc.
Some or more are shipped in a protective tube and it is good. Allparts and Stratosphere are ones
I bought necks from that have this.
I have bought many without finish and never had a problem. However, wood sometimes has a mind of it own and can do some strange things when exposed to heat and moisture. All the main manufactures wrap and pack them nicely so there is little risk.
If the wood is so poorly dried (or not dried) that it will warp in transit, it would surely warp anyhow after you finish it. I've had dozens of unfinished necks come through the mail and never an issue. I've also played unfinished necks for up to a year and not had warping issues. That's not a recommendation, but just to say that properly dried maple doesn't warp that easily or quickly.
I've had many Musikraft necks shipped without finish and have never had any problems.
Atmospheric damages? Really?! It's a piece of wood in a box, man. Maybe spend more time playing your guitars and less time driving yourself crazy thinking about every possible "what if".
I recently posted a GAS thread about a D'Angelico guitar. Looking at the specs it boasts an unfinished neck, which avoids that poly stickiness that no one likes.
This surprised me a bit. I have satin neck finishes, but I've never noticed a new guitar with an unfinished neck.
I've de-finished a few of my necks - sanded off the poly and just let my greazzy hands do their thing, and you end up with a grubby looking, great-feeling neck.
But as I said, I ain't never seen it on a new guitar before. I suppose it ends up wonderfully grubby and naturally sealed in time.
I'm getting opinions before I spend 2 to 3 hundred on a neck, ya little dope.
It will be OK
I've gotten three unfinished necks (separate orders) that spent two months on a boat coming from China. Never had a problem with warpage or anything. Unless it's unseasoned or goes through something really unusual weatherwise, I think it should be a non-issue.
Plus if it arrives messed up, just send it back.
I'll say it again and quote you..."atmospheric damages". That's pretty funny.
Practice more. You're spending more time racking your brain with all these useless what-if's. Do you think the company would sell and ship out unfinished necks if they were vulnerable to "atmospheric damages" (whatever that even is) from shipping? It's going to be packed up in a box, "ya little dope" (to quote you again).
I couldnt say, maybe not intentionally? But either way I got the info I was looking for. The only thing that brought me back to this thread was the notification of your reply, which elicited an image of someone with tape between his eyeglasses, typing and snickering, wearing carpal tunnel braces.
C'mon, man. Thats a freshman reply. Weak sauce.
But I guess thats what you do while you're all nervous waiting for that unfinished neck to arrive. I mean, how do you sleep at night, wondering if that neck will arrive without any atmospheric damage? Oh, the waiting must be agony!