#1
The neck in my Tele (Maple, I think it has no no finish) is now with some little green spots, and I dont know why. I was wondering if I can sand/polish the neck, in order to remove the spots) and give it a finish (like nitro). Would the nitro finish prevent the appearance of new spots?
#2
sorry but that stuff is finger gunk that you pretty much can't get rid of. you have a satin polyurathane finish on your neck most likely if you can't tell. a nitro finish won't prevent that, it's that sad but inevitable fate of maple fingerboards. i personally think it makes them look cool because it looks well used and sorta bada**.
#3
Squier guitars always end up with that shit. I've never seen a squier that has been used much, with a clean neck.
#4
Quote by Ali-b912
Squier guitars always end up with that shit. I've never seen a squier that has been used much, with a clean neck.

It really has nothing to do with it being a Squier. It's just regulare dirt build up, it happens on every guitar, no matter what brand it is. It's just a matter of wood color/finish type, whether or not it sticks or is easily visible.
#5
Quote by hollitrumpet12
sorry but that stuff is finger gunk that you pretty much can't get rid of. you have a satin polyurathane finish on your neck most likely if you can't tell. a nitro finish won't prevent that, it's that sad but inevitable fate of maple fingerboards. i personally think it makes them look cool because it looks well used and sorta bada**.

I love the used marks on a guitar, but green spots are not bada*s, for me they are ugly... Does this happen on ALL maple necks?
#6
green spots i think might be a little more serious than aged in dirt....it could be mould, is it kept in a dark humid environment....
#7
Quote by ibanezgod1973
green spots i think might be a little more serious than aged in dirt....it could be mould, is it kept in a dark humid environment....

It is like a big spot, all over the neck, right on the edge where the fingerboard ends and the neck starts. For now, it not very visible, but I bought this guitar new, 7 months ago.
#8
post pics `cos for that much dirt on a 7 month old guitar, suggests that you`re not looking after it (sorry to be so blunt) and maybe need some guidance in guitar care
#9
Quote by ibanezgod1973
post pics `cos for that much dirt on a 7 month old guitar, suggests that you`re not looking after it (sorry to be so blunt) and maybe need some guidance in guitar care

I do take care of my guitar. I keep it inside the case while not playing, and I clean the neck/fingerboard/strings with FastFret, everytime I play. I only started using Fast fret after the appearance of the spots. My camera's cell is crappy and my digital camera is f*cked up so, for now, I cannot take any pictures.
#10
there`s your problem, using fast fret on a maple neck...fast fret contains mineral oil which is just as bad as using lemon oil on maple
Last edited by ibanezgod1973 at Jul 7, 2010,
#11
Quote by ibanezgod1973
there`s your problem, using fast fret on a maple neck...fast fret contains mineral oil which is just as bad as using lemon oil on maple

Oh, that sucks, I didn't know that! What can I use to clean the strings/fingerboard/neck?
#13
To clean a maple neck...water. Finish on maple necks doesnt allow for mineral cleaners, like household cleaners.The chemicals will f it up so water on a soft rag is the way to go. OR use a used dryer sheet and rub between the frets.It works better if you take the strings off.
#14
Don't use water! It will get through to the wood at the frets, where the finish isn't covering and that is NOT good.
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#15
I dont pour water onto the friggin fretboard,lol.Just dampen a squeeze a soft rag and rub it on the board
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