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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-22-2016, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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Original wizard neck question?

I recently found a dead mint 1991 RG570fm and wanted to ask,
When these were first made they were given a "satin" finish to the back of the neck that still felt like bare wood but over the years
it wound up becoming a "Gloss" that feels like the older fenders and gibsons?
(the back of the headstock still has the satin feel?)
How does this happen?
the owner did nothing to this neck.
I really did not want to sand this neck because it is really RARE to find one is such pristine condition. and i know the finish protects the neck
This RG is like someone got into a time machine
went back to 1991 bought it then brought it back except for that plastic feeling gloss on the back of the neck
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Re: Original wizard neck question?

The wizard itīs exactly like that, gloss neck and satin headstock.
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Re: Original wizard neck question?

Knock the gloss down with some 1000 or 200 grit sand paper. Be gentle. Then just have it polished back up if you need it original again
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Re: Original wizard neck question?

it's normal, and they will become glossy if you play regularly.
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The wizard itīs exactly like that, gloss neck and satin headstock.
That is incorrect, the original wizards did NOT come with a gloss neck and satin headstock.
the whole neck was finished in a satin finish.
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Knock the gloss down with some 1000 or 200 grit sand paper. Be gentle. Then just have it polished back up if you need it original again
So the gloss will come back again?
Where is all this finish coming from?
typically when a piece of wood is finished with poly and put on very lightly
it has that satin feel, what i am not understanding is how did it go from satin
to high gloss without it being sprayed heavier?
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That is incorrect, the original wizards did NOT come with a gloss neck and satin headstock.
the whole neck was finished in a satin finish.
Probably. I was talking about your '91 rg570 original wizard neck.

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So the gloss will come back again?
Where is all this finish coming from?
typically when a piece of wood is finished with poly and put on very lightly
it has that satin feel, what i am not understanding is how did it go from satin
to high gloss without it being sprayed heavier?
If you polish what you've lightly sanded, it'll come back, even your hand with time makes the gloss come back again. You can see in this thread the amount of poly (not very light) and other stuff http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f21/th...al-136008.html

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If you polish what you've lightly sanded, it'll come back, even your hand with time makes the gloss come back again. You can see in this thread the amount of poly (not very light) and other stuff http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f21/th...al-136008.html
Thanks for the info and help
I think i will redo the neck with the tru oil
https://www.birchwoodcasey.com/Refin...ck-Finish.aspx
I doubt it will affect the resale value of this RG.
Most prefer oiled necks anyway IF i ever sold this RG which is highly Unlikely!

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