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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-12-2015, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
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Question Recently purchased rg3120 back of the neck wear

Hi guys I'm Chris, I'm new to the forum so I hope to get posting more soon. Happy new year to you all for starters. I recently bought my first ibanez guitar which is a 2002 rg3120 vv in good condition - Beautiful guitar, plays and sounds outrageous.

I had a few question regarding the wear that is on the back of the neck. The previous owner obviously played the thing to death, although the frets and playability is perfect. However there is quite a bit of wear on the back of the neck. Essentially the lacker has worn away and although it doesn't effect the playability, it does looks a bit rough. He then apparently applied linseed oil to protect the bare wood. Unfrotunately this has turned the worn parts darker than the rest of the neck and looks messy. Forgive me for being such a stickler for aesthetic, but is there anything you guys would recomend to even the finish out or back to how it was at all? It is a beautiful guitar and I want to keep it that way. Thanks a lot for the help.


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Re: Recently purchased rg3120 back of the neck wear

Probably best removing all the finish on the back of the neck so you have an even clean surface to work with, and then re-do with your preferred finish - 2K satin clear, wipe-on poly, tru-oil, etc. lots of options, just a matter of deciding which one you'd like to use.
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Re: Recently purchased rg3120 back of the neck wear

With a new and or used guitar, I sand the entire neck except the back of the headstock up to 900 grit fine sandpaper. Then seal with 3 or 4 coats of Minwax tung oil. The more coats the darker. After each coat I let it sit for 20 minutes and rub it out. I lightly sand with the 900 again before applying the next coat. Takes about 2 days with the 12 hour cure time between coats. Leaves a silky smooth finish and lasts a long time. Never had to redo a neck yet.
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