#1
I sweat when I play. A lot.

Should I stick with a glossy neck or go to a sanded/raw neck?


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#2
oil finish.
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#3
well the gloss will wear off eventually, but the sweat might damage the wood. id go with a natural finish, just plug up the pores, but dont gloss it over.
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oil finish.



and lotsa sweat wouldn't hurt the wood at all? Would I have to start wiping down the neck every time after use with the raw/oiled neck?
#5
You can reduce the gloss of the neck, without removing the clear coat and therefore maintaining protection of the wood.

Try using a Scotch Pad (green washing up pad) on the neck.

Makes it silky smooth, but still protected.
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You can reduce the gloss of the neck, without removing the clear coat and therefore maintaining protection of the wood.

Try using a Scotch Pad (green washing up pad) on the neck.

Makes it silky smooth, but still protected.



THIS!!!

Exactly what I do on all my necks.
Best way to go.
The sweat does make it glossy after a while. I just "sand" it before each long guitar session.
#7
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THIS!!!

Exactly what I do on all my necks.
Best way to go.
The sweat does make it glossy after a while. I just "sand" it before each long guitar session.


Actually. It isn't so much the clear coat that causes the problem.

It's because the clear coat is bumpy. If you wet sanded the clear coat to remove the orange peel (the bumps), then buffed it up, it would be like glass and shiny too.
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#8
I like maple necks with a thin satin finish. I always thought it slides faster than any glossy painted finish. you can hit it with the plastic dish washing pads. thicker paint needs steel wool. the finer the better. after you get down to the wood, the leftover paint is basically a pore filer.

BTW I really like the feel of a real 59 LP that has been played till the finish was rubbed off by human hands. nothing can match the smoothness of wood thats had natural oils from your hand over time.
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#9
If you sweat alot you do not want bare wood.

Take some 0000 steel wool and rub down the back of your neck until you get a satin finish (start with 0000 grade, if it is still to glossy move to 000 grade).


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#11
heres a trick for ya. dont sand anything. use a little baby powder on your neck hand stops the neck from getting sticky and keeps your hand dry.. .....