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Stratocaster neck stripped and oiled

Strip and Oil of Stratocaster neck

Stratocaster neck stripped and oiled

Stratocaster neck stripped and oiled

This Stratocaster was built by one of the UK’s best makers of relic guitars. The owner, who’d had it from new, complained that the back of the neck felt sticky and so it did.

I found that a good clean and polish helped matters a lot, but the owner wanted the neck de-glossed. Once I’d removed the gloss however the stickiness was back, due to the “pre-cat” finish that had been used on the neck.

The only solution then was to strip the back of the neck completely and seal with Tru-Oil which I did. The original finish is feathered in at the heel, so the transition cannot be felt.

The neck was now silky smooth and not at all sticky. It will however need periodically to be re-oiled to maintain its slick feel.

One Comment on “Strip and Oil of Stratocaster neck

  1. I did a similar thing on my SG, used very fine dry abrasive paper to take smooth out the laquer, feels fantastic and plays wonderful.

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