Music Man does it like this: - Put a little oil on a paper towel - Rub it over the neck - rip off another paper towel - wipe oil off neck Then they do the same with the gunstock wax. I did my roasted maple neck this way and it's fantastic. It's not glossy or silky. It just makes the wood smoother, and also makes it look nicer. No need to sand, no real need for more than one coat. As you're doing it at home, instead of on a production line, you can also wait a week between oil and wax applications, but that's also unnecessary. Roasted maple won't absorb moisture anyway, so you don't need to do this, but I guess it keeps the dirt off.