Would anybody be able to advise on what kind of neck finish is going to be best for avoiding "stickiness" in hot playing conditions? Everything I've ever played just starts feeling like somebody spread a thin layer of glue over the neck when it's hot outside.
Ome has a "vintage" line that uses tung oil finish. I was thinking that might be better, but I really don't know.
Tru-Oil finished with a serious rub with furniture paste wax applied with 0000 steel wool give a matte finish that's smooth and slippery as a ... It gets pretty hot here in Southern California. I got the suggestion from Chuck Lee, a major maker from Texas, who really knows his stuff.
Osmo is a good non-stick neck finish.
I concur with both
Use an 80 count handkerchief, it burnishes very well
I've used the OSMO as well and it makes a very nice and slick neck finish. It's also really easy to apply.
Bees Wax gives a nice satin finish and does not get 'sticky'. I have been using it since Rudy brought it up and I tried it.
Heat the wood with a heat gun to about 148f and apply the wax and allow it to melt in. One thing is that this is a penetrating finish and can not be removed. Polish it with an old T-shirt or diaper.
You have to apply it to bare wood and can not apply it over other finishes
You can 'fix' little nicks and boo boos with a hair dryer.
Do a search on BHO for more information.
There has been some discussion about using carnuba wax but I have no experience with it.
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