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The Accidental Partscaster
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  • Great - sorry that it's sideways - not sure how that happened.
  • Roasted maple neck- doesn't have to be finished? The whole thing is raw wood?
  • Yeah, I was nervous about that, even though they have a note about it on their website. So I called them just to make sure and sure enough, the roasting process apparently stabilizes the wood so that the finish isn't necessary. Now, you might like the finish, for look or feel reasons, but I thought I would give it a try. I'll probably want to oil it at some point.
  • Looks good brother!

    I used to use lighter fluid to remove the grime from an unfinished neck. It worked well, but my girlfriend told me I was crazy so I stopped doing it...

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  • Looks great! I used to have a roasted maple Strat neck. I loved that it didn't need to be finished, and it felt great. The one I got came from Musikraft, and it had a faint smell of maple syrup.
  • Thanks guys! I'm trying to cut down on sugar, so while I love the neck so far, I'm relieved that it doesn't smell like maple syrup. Can't be playing and thinking of pancakes at the same time!
  • My experience with the roasties are that , neck warbles are more difficult to execute for obvious reasons.
  • Really? Does roasting make them stiffer?

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