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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-20-2004, 08:53 AM Thread Starter
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What's the pro n cons to paint/airbrush Ibanez neck?

Can we paint and airbrush the whole neck of RG's Wizard neck for example? I'm just curious why ppl only painted the body and the headstock leaving the back and fretboard of their neck original. Does the paintjob on the back of the neck n the fretboard will affect the quality/tone/playability etc of the guitar? Thank you.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-20-2004, 09:27 AM
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I think most people will say that the "satin" feel of the neck makes it easier to play fast. Painted necks become "sticky" once you've played an unpainted/oiled neck.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-20-2004, 11:30 AM
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I agree with Ibateur, Les Pauls have painted necks and I cannot STAND the way they feel. Even my RG's when I got them needed to be sanded down a little bit and then buffed with steel wool to get the feel I like.

If you check out the Ibanez Master Series, they have the necks painted part way up from the body (neck throgh).
Its all down to personal preference.

I've seen people paint fretboards too, not for me, but sometimes it looks cool.

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