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.