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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:23 pm    Post subject: Maple necks Reply with quote

I played a tele today with a maple fretboard with satin finish and despite the smooth finish the fretboard was sticky to the point it made it uncomfortable to play. Do you find maple necks to be always like that or do they break in/wear out with the time?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i won't fuck around with anything anymore that doesn't have 5 inches of gloss all over it.

ive got all kinds of maple necks none of them are sticky
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have very dry hands and don't have an issue with my maple f/b Strat.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have very sticky hands and love maple with a decent coat of finish or light.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

much prefer rosewood or ebony, but the finishes i've gotten along with best in maple have been the more satin-y. this is weird because i don't much care for satin on the back of the neck. super glossy back of the neck will give me that sticky sensation (and i don't like it), but i have to admit i've never had a sticky fingerboard.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

robroe wrote:
i won't fuck around with anything anymore that doesn't have 5 inches of gloss all over it.

ive got all kinds of maple necks none of them are sticky

Yeah, I never had problems with gloss, and I do sweat some when I play. The only problem is if you don't wipe the dirt off of the back of the neck and it feels less glossy.

I know some Fender necks do have a glossy fingerboard and satin neck.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nitro glossy necks = sticky
Poly glossy necks = glossy
Satin necks = boring
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

paul_ wrote:
Nitro glossy necks = sticky
Poly glossy necks = glossy
Satin necks = boring
Lenny = white
Carl= black

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