NGD! And a Neck Tint Question...

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by rob5755, Mar 29, 2020.

  1. rob5755

    rob5755 Tele-Holic

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    I picked up this beautiful 2018 Fender Player Strat and fell in love with the color. I like low action, so I put a Warmoth 10"-16" compound radius neck with a 'V' profile on the guitar to change it from the standard 9.5" and thin neck. She palys beautifully through my Yamaha THR30II wireless amp, but the satin finish nitor neck color is far too white for me. ReRanch seems to be closed, either due to seasonal inventory or Coronavirus, their website doesn't say.

    Who makes a good nitro tinted clear finish that could knock the bone-white of the neck color down a bit? I'm NOT looking for Dorito Orange, but a nice warm gold/brown would be nice. Yes, I put a repro decal on the headstock, but I'm not selling it AND I put the Warmoth Name & 'Gigging Turtle' logo on the rear of the headstock.
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  2. shupe13

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    Personally a white neck like that looks completely at home on a burst finish. I don't particularly care for a white neck on solid colors.

    Just my opinion.

    Beautiful guitar.

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    Nice guitar!
     
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    Very cool guitar!
     
  5. VerySlowHand

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    I'd definitely warm that neck up and I'd take off the Warmoth logo... it's a bit 'heavy-handed'. Apart from that it's a lovely guitar, congratulations.
     
  6. dickey

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    Yup...it's a nice color.
     
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    HNGD
     
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    Looks great!
     
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    Yeah, that's a nice guitar! Congrats!!!

    I didn't price shop around, but the stuff in this link can be ordered thru Amazon, or from Stew-Mac. For just spraying a neck, I am generally too lazy to dirty up my spray gun. So I'd go with this stuff if all I were only spraying is a neck, and nothing else......

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HYEANVU/?tag=tdpri-20
     
  10. JDRNoPro

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    I would "sun tan" that neck. Seriously, put the neck in bright sunshine on a regular basis and in a fairly short time it will be the slightly darker color you crave and not look artificial. I have done this several times. It is amazing how much sunlight darkens wood. I have several MIA strats with poly finish on what were originally very pale necks. I also have several AVRI Fenders with tinted nitro finish necks. The "suntanned" poly necks are about the same shade as the AVRI's, except for one AVRI that is too orange and looks fake compared to the others.
     
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    +1
     
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    I think it looks great as-is. I'd just let it yellow with age, no need to hurry the process.
     
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    I'm with you. Not a fan of the white necks but also can't stand the too-yellow and pumpkin-color overdone tints. I've tried ReRanch Amber am not a fan. Goes way too yellow by the time you get any color. I like Mohawk Starcast Amber which has a bit browner tone when lightly applied and a gold color if heavier or multiple coats are applied. It also dries with a nice semi-gloss finish that needs no topcoat.
     
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