Sticky Strat Neck

Discussion in 'rec.music.guitar' started by Jim Cerio, Aug 27, 2003.

  1. Jim Cerio

    Jim Cerio Guest

    I got tired of the sticky neck on my 97 AMStd. So I stripped the finish off
    of the back and tung oiled it. I sanded it first with 220 grit paper until
    the finish was gone. I then finished it with 400 paper.
    I put on 3 coats of tung oil and between each I sanded it with 0000 steel
    wool.
    I absolutely love the feel. It is nice and smooth and the neck feel faster.
  2. dfdfd

    dfdfd Guest

    I've got a LP Studio that had a real heavy laquer finish. I didn't
    like the stickiness of the neck so I stripped the entire guitar.
    I finished the body with one coat of tung oil and left the neck
    bare. the neck feels great. I don't know how it's going to
    work out in the long run, if there are any probs then i'll finish
    the neck with tung oil also.
    "Jim Cerio" <jocerio@twcny.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:DO03b.12297$7G2.7116@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > I got tired of the sticky neck on my 97 AMStd. So I stripped the finish

    off
    > of the back and tung oiled it. I sanded it first with 220 grit paper until
    > the finish was gone. I then finished it with 400 paper.
    > I put on 3 coats of tung oil and between each I sanded it with 0000 steel
    > wool.
    > I absolutely love the feel. It is nice and smooth and the neck feel

    faster.
    >
    >
  3. freak

    freak Guest

    I've had a Tung oil finish on my strat neck for like 8-9 years and I
    sweat a lot and never wipe it down or any of that and it feels silky,
    smooth. It seems to get better the more I play it. It feels
    better that new "Satin" rubbery satin finish on my Squire which I just
    might sand down soon.

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