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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Jaguars & Jazzmasters / What Should I Use To Finish & Tint My Jag Neck?

Jake The Loafer

B'ham, Alabama

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Sep 14th, 2014 05:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I bought a nice Bound Maple neck w/ a little flame to it & I will need to finish it. I do not care for that old orange color that I see on some vintage necks but I might want a very slight tint, not sure. The satin necks still look good to me. I don't care if it is a Laquer or some type of Poly. I just want it to look good, be sealed & feel smooth. I do not want it to chip like the stuff Fender was using in mid 90's that kept flaking & chipping on the edges of the fretboard which was more on the Maple necks. I do not think the necks w/ a Rosewood board did it as my '95 Strat w/ a Rosewood board still looks new. My '95 Tele w/ Maple started flakeing. Everyone was complaing about it. Of course they sprayed the fretboard & frets which may have played a part of it.

Back to original ? Give me some ideas I can use either to spray or rub on & make sure it is sealed good. I know the neck is not Fender but I bought some very nice Jag, waterslide decals for the headstock & I want then to be sealed beneath the finish. To me it is still a Fender Jaguar w/o a neck.

I'll shoot some pics of it when I get it done.

Peace,
Jake


(This message was last edited by Jake The Loafer at 07:10 PM, Sep 14th, 2014)

reverendrob
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Sep 14th, 2014 06:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Don't want it to chip around the fretboard? Don't laquer over the frets (which they did on the maple necks, which is why rosewood boards are just fine).

I'd just go with a tinted poly in whatever shade worked well on the wood in question. Would probably take a small sample of a few colors, dab the back of the neck around the screw-holes, let cure, see what it looked like, and base my finish on that.

Jake The Loafer

B'ham, Alabama

"Uhh Yahwww, I'll Get Around To It"
Sep 15th, 2014 02:55 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

rev, will it need to have a clear coat of something to protect it? If I put my water slide decal on first I would not be able to cover it w/ the poly, correct? If I went your way, how do I protect the decal?

Jake

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Sep 15th, 2014 04:30 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

No idea, I don't do faux decals (and generally we don't talk about them here).

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