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Re: Sanding the neck
1/6/2009 12:21 AM
Dags Still (2888) wrote:
I have an early Peavey T60 guitar [the twin of the T40 bass]and it is definitely polyurethene finish on the neck.
I think the suggestion made earlier of sanding with ever smoother papers would be right.
A memory that might help:
I know of a lady guitarist with small hands who sanded her [cheap & aged] classical guitar neck down simply because it was as fat as an oak tree, and it finished up [her words] "as smooth as a babies bottom" and like a babies bottom she'd rub a liberal sprinkling of Johnson's baby talc on her left hand before she started playing. The neck of that guitar was always glassy smooth. Reason I mention this stange thing is because it honestly was a slippery neck. "Slippery" is the best word I can think of to describe it. Perhaps with such regular use of talc on her hand, some got bedded into the wood of the neck, but that's hard to imagine. I tried it myself and it was the smoothest I have ever tried, and a dream to play.
The place always smelt like a nursery when she finished her lesson. lol. I guess any talc would do just as well.
Try some on your hand to ease the friction between hand and neck anyway. Expect a small dusty mess.