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Rosewood Neck Question

Discussion in 'Guitars' started by twitchylizard, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. twitchylizard

    twitchylizard New Member

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    I am thinking about making a Telecaster out of Warmoth parts and I want it to be unique, so I think I'm going with an all Rosewood neck. They claim you should not put a finish on it, but all of Fenders Custom Shop models with All Rosewood Necks have a satin finish on them..If anyone has any experience with finishes and Replacement Necks I would like to have a satin finish on the neck and want to know if I can put a satin finish on it
     
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    DirtySteve Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    I'd love to have an "all" rosewood Tele, George Harrison style!

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    blackone Well-Known Member

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    I have a 62 custom ri with an all rosewood neck from warmoth, it's the shiz. Putting a finish on it personal preference. I like the way a gloss neck looks, but you can't beat the way a raw neck feels. You can easily put a satin finish on, but you have to fill the grain first, Just leave it raw. I've been playing mine since I got it about 7 years ago and never had a problem with it
     
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    I have an unfinished all rosewood Warmoth neck. Fantastic! I love the raw wood feel, I also have one in Goncalo Alves.
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    FFXIhealer Well-Known Member

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    That's, like, the craziest shit I've ever seen. I know rosewood as a fretboard, but the whole damned neck? I'd rather have mahogany or maple.

    Or better yet, carbon fiber. YEAH! Carbon Fiber neck with a rosewood fretboard.
     
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    Wycked Lester Well-Known Member

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    thats freakin wild :applause::headbanger:

    is the fretboard a cap or is it all one piece?
     
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    johnfv Well-Known Member

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    This one is 2 piece (a cap fretboard) but they also sometimes make them from one piece. One of the best necks I have ever played.
     
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    Wycked Lester Well-Known Member

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    very cool
     
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    I like the feel of a Satin finish. I had one guitar with an unfinished neck and never liked the feel of it. My 2001 American Deluxe has a glossy finish neck and it plays as smooth as butter.
     
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    GuitarBuilder Well-Known Member

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    You can do whatever you like!

    Personally, I would leave it unfinished, because finishing Rosewood properly requires a filler; it's not the easiest to do without accentuating the pores.
     
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    I just learned something new...cool.
     
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    FFXIhealer Well-Known Member

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    I've heard a lot of dumb-asses talking about their rosewood necks when they really had mahogany necks with rosewood fretboards...or maple necks with rosewood fretboards.

    This is the first guy who can actually claim to have a rosewood neck...and you can't call him an idiot...because he actually DOES have a rosewood neck.
     
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    TKOjams New Member

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    I'll bet that's one heavy sum b*ch.
     
  14. Ricochet

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    * sorry, double post.
     
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    Depends on the variety of rosewood. Real rosewood has high oil content proving disastrous for finishing jobs. I'd go with Warmoth per their advice. They know their shit... and their Rosewood I suspect.
     
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    Yes, the cool thing about Rosewood (and Goncalo, etc.) is that they don't need a finish - Warmoth even gives a full warranty with no finish. I don't know how Fender pulled it off but as Ricochet pointed out oily woods are harder to finish. Try it raw, I think you will LOVE it.
     

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