#1
i sanded down the neck on my epi lp custom, like zakk wylde's guitar and at first i really didn't notice a difference in playability...which was dumb because i went to guitar center and played another lp custom and couldn't believe how slow the finished neck was...gibson and epi should put it as an option for ur neck...anyone else ever do this? i'm gonna do it to every guitar i get....

ps...i also noticed that my guitars tone is just a tad bit brighter too
#2
It doesnt offer much in the area of the protection of the neck. You'll notice your neck will probaly start to warp and get ugly looking after a few hours of playing, or a few gigs. You can easily have protection on the neck, and still have a fast playing neck by rubbing down the neck with #0000 steel wool.

Chris
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#3
i know classical and flamenco guitars often have less buffed necks for better playability in position work
#4
good job, i have a epi lp junior that i sanded the neck down on and now it plays way better, but i only scuffed the paints surface with a 400 grit wet sandpaper, maby you should try that because the reason that paint is so slow is the smoothness so if you got ahead of yourself and sanded the paint off and re-sanded the wood with a fine grit it wont play much better than a painted neck.
~jacob
#5
idk what grit i used, i just got bored one night and sanded...i have a very experienced guitar building friend and he says i did an amazing job so idk...i'm happy with the amount of speed i can play with now
#6
Quote by AlGeeEater
It doesnt offer much in the area of the protection of the neck. You'll notice your neck will probaly start to warp and get ugly looking after a few hours of playing, or a few gigs. You can easily have protection on the neck, and still have a fast playing neck by rubbing down the neck with #0000 steel wool.

Chris



+1 i did this to my squier (i wouldn't dare touch my three day old adopted brother the DV8-R )
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