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    Default Fender Neck versus Gretsch Neck

    Ive had my Jaguar for about a month now and I'm wondering if the back of the neck is always going to feel this tacky? Compared to the glassy smooth finish (polyurethane) on all my Gretsches the Fender neck (nitro?) creates more friction with my palm. After playing for an hour or so, when I wipe it down it even feels like there's particles on there, presumably skin from my palm!!!? Or is it nitrocellulose particles?
    Is this what Nitro feels like? Is this going to harden up and polish out over time? Am I going to just get used to it?


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    Maybe you're one of those guys that sweats stripper. I think Rory Gallagher was one of "them". If so, yer in good company. Just keep playin until the wood is bare. By then, hopefully, you'll have some of his licks!! Or, sand the neck with fine (FINE) sandpaper til it cleans up... YMMV; Other opinions, etc....
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    Thanks for the replies. It's a bit counter-intuitive to take an abrasive to a guitar finish, but it certainly helps knowing that this is a common issue and a lot of people do it. I also like the idea that it could be buffed back up to a shine if needed......but I'm pretty certain this is a keeper.
    I ordered a selection of micromesh sanding pads and will be cautiously taking the shine off this weekend.
    Tried talc but I didn't like the mess and it kind of gunked up in the stickiness after an hour of playing. Too random for me. I am definitely not about to start spraying wd40 around!!! But light sanding and more frequent wiping sounds like it's going to work.
    Cheers!


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    I use some of those 3M Green pads to smooth out a sticky finish, that works for me.
    "Life's too short not to enjoy great tone."

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    Well I was very gentle, too gentle but eventually I went over it again with the 1800 pad and now its really nice!
    https://youtu.be/Llt1mSVN4W4


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