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    maple neck changed colour


    I got a MM Sting ray bass guitar with unfinished maple neck. After cleaning it, I applayed gun oil a little coloured. the neck became darker and a little more darker on the top .

    Can you suggest me how to get it more brighter? Do i need to clean it again wit oil soap? I don't like it now. It looks like older now.
    Please help.

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    The headstock (front and back) is lacquered. The back and the fingerboard is „unfinished“.
    Maple is very dense and normally don‘t need any maintenance.
    Its not a fault if you treat it with tru-oil which is light ambered and it prevent moisture to sunk in.
    Your maple neck will also darken if you leave it alone. I personally found it looks nicer when its darker.
    1979 StingRay natural maple

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    What kind of "gun oil" did you use? If it's colored gun oil, it's going to make the maple a bit darker. What did you use to clean it?
    2007 Stingray 5 HS Cherry Burst / Maple FB / 3 Band EQ / Ceramic Pickups
    2012 Stingray 5 H Pearl Blue / Rosewood FB / 3 Band EQ/ AlNiCo Pickup
    2012 Steve Morse Morse Blueburst / Rosewood FB
    2012 Luke III SSH Vintage Sunburst / Rosewood Neck

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    Sweet a one of a kind color neck bro......enjoy it!!!!

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