Posted 2008-12-29 10:02 AM (#4814 - in reply to #4811) Subject: Re: Neck Finish Question
Joined: May 2003 Posts: 4389
Location: Capital District, NY, USA Minor Outlying Islands
Trader Jim is right. I did that with a mini Less Paul copy and it came out to a nice semi gloss. I used a buffing wheel attached to a drill and meguire's scratch x. You can see the results in my gallery. (Which as I understand it will soon be defunct.)
Posted 2008-12-29 10:17 AM (#4816 - in reply to #4811) Subject: Re: Neck Finish Question
Joined: May 2008 Posts: 4996
Location: Phoenix AZ
You can bring a satin finish neck (or a satin finish guitar) to a semi gloss luster with lots of buffing, or playing. I've got a martin Steve Howe model that people think has a glossed neck. Truth is it's a satin neck with lots of miles on it. If you want a real gloss finish and seal there's really only one way to do it. But be warned that it's easier on some necks than others. The mid 90's and later necks that were almost bare wood are pretty easy to do. But the real satin finish necks (like an 87 Collector) are more difficult. Glossing is not cheap but it's a nice upgrade. I've done $3k worth.
Posted 2008-12-30 12:57 AM (#4817 - in reply to #4811) Subject: Re: Neck Finish Question
Joined: March 2008 Posts: 179
Location: Central Florida
PEZ, what I'm contemplating is a 1763. Yeah... slot head... could be fun. Haven't seen it yet and don't remember from the few satin necks that I have seen if the finish looked deep enough to work with. Sounds like there's been some success buffing so that's encouraging. I'm gonna do it. Satin made great stage clothes in the 80's but I don't care for it much on my guitars.
Dave, if when I do this I'm not enamored with the results, about how many gloss necks does $3K buy?