#1
Sometimes there are guitars I want to buy, but I am turned off due to the fact that they have painted necks. Whenever I think of a guitar with a painted neck, I just think how sticky and crappy the neck must feel.

My question is: Is there anything you can buy and maybe apply to the neck or something that will give it a smoother less painted feel?

Also, do not all painted necks feel sticky like what I am describing?
#2
The shouldn't feel sticky as they are mostly if not always coated with a transparent paint.
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#3
my sg's neck is painted white
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#4
The only way it could become a nuisance, to me anyway, is if you had the whole palm of your hand on the neck, which shouldn't really happen. The feel of a painted neck is still smooth.

As a solution, you could sand off the paint on the neck and oil it (if you are the sweaty type) or just leave it. The only problem is if you care about the aesthetics or will be selling the guitar on.
#6
i want to know this to. i was looking at a gibson les paul studio but they all have painted neck that all felt sticky and slow. right now i'm looking at the gibson les paul studio swamp ash just cause they don't have painted necks
#8
I have played some that had crappy painted necks. I just got a guitar with a painted neck and its not sticky at all. The crappy ones were on cheap guitars though.
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#9
my schecter c-1 lady luck has a painted neck and it's one of the best necks i've ever felt in my life.
it really just depends.
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#10
i have a gibson explorer, painted neck, when i first got it it was sticky, but after a few minutes of playing it was smooth as can be :P
#11
Thats what i thought when i got my Viper, i really liked it but the neck was a bit sticky to me. but the mroe ive played it , the neck feels like its not sticky anymore. i dont know if its just me or the oil from my hands being on and playing the neck.
#12
All my guitars have painted necks, and I play fast with no trouble.
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Its not painted necks I have a problem with, its lacquered ones, like the new American Modern Strats. I just can't play fast on them like most necks.
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#14
My les paul's neck was somewhat sticky for a little while but it wore off with playing.
#15
it's all preference. I don't prefer painted necks. my SG has one and feels nice. I had a Schecter C-1 that I couldn't stand the feel of the neck after a while.

I think it feels different. not as smooth to run on. but that's nothing more than personal opinion. I wouldn't completely avoid a guitar that appealed to me because the neck was painted. I treat it as a case-to-case situation, just give them a try.
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#16
Satin finish? that'd keep the neck fast.
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#17
Painted neck?

I feel like a total n00b. Can someone show me an example?

And why would you paint a neck?
#18
Wash your hands, wipe down the neck and it won't be sticky.
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My question is: Is there anything you can buy and maybe apply to the neck or something that will give it a smoother less painted feel?

Also, do not all painted necks feel sticky like what I am describing?

You dont need to buy anything, on Gibson's for example the painted neck is covered with their nitro lacquer so it wont feel painted, its just cosmetic
#21
i solved that problem by taking so steel wool and rubbing it to a satin like finish on my acostic
#23
I don't know but I've been told that sometimes new finishes aren't fully set up yet, which might take a month. So they seem sticky at first. I've had one neck (an ES-175) that I found too sticky to play; otherwise, no problem even with paint.
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thats for damn sure

although I dont see it as a huge problem...but I do notice it when I play something where I have to move around very quickly...

i wonder if there is such thing as guitar lube lol
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i solved that problem by taking so steel wool and rubbing it to a satin like finish on my acostic


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#26
Well, the thing is, my hands always get really sweaty so I think that's what makes that painted neck seem so slow. Whereas on my unpainted satin-finished neck, it seems so smooth even if I sweat a little.
#27
A painted neck may feel sticky at first, but play the sh!t out of it for a while and they will be as smooth as can be.
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unless your hands get sweaty quickly you won't have a problem
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#30
Rather than buying a guitar with a satin finish already on top of an unpainted guitar neck, is it possible to merely apply some satin finish yourself to a painted/glossed neck? Would you have to sand off the paint and gloss first before doing so, or could you just throw it right on top?

If so, does it work as well and how long does it last?
#31
painted or non painted


it doesnt affect skill

plz dont blame the neck if u cant play

but personally i like the neck on my schecter which is painted

doesnt bother me although when i start sweating it gets stick sort of but doesnt affect playing it
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plz dont blame the neck if u cant play


Thanks for generalizing? I simply like the feel of a non-painted satin-finished neck much better?

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doesnt bother me although when i start sweating it gets stick sort of but doesnt affect playing it


Problem is that I seem to always be sweating when playing guitar. Painted necks does me no good.
#33
3/4 o my guitar necks are pinted, asnd they feel exactly the same as my fender without paint.
as long as you regularly take care of your guitars (clean and restring) the painted neck don't feel bad, although if you don't care for them they do seem to get dirty faster.
so yah take care of your gear aand love it, and it'll love you back.
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Can you really coat a guitar neck with satin finish? Just throw it on top of the painted neck?

Well, you could sand the finish off, and repaint it, or if it's a bolt-neck, replace the neck.
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#35
I have a LP Classic with the neck painted white. It's sweeeeeet. Never had any problems with it. Dont' forget that "wooden" necks have a clear coat too.
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I have a LP Classic with the neck painted white. It's sweeeeeet. Never had any problems with it. Dont' forget that "wooden" necks have a clear coat too.

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and more often than not these coats will be tinted.
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#37
eventually you will coat the neck in sweat and it wont be as sticky (even if you clean it after a while)
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