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    BFR neck finish?!

    I have Bfr Petrucci with quilt maple top. It have a maple neck so I think finished with poly. Can I remove finish so it would be only natural maple just like on the silhouette special that i have. I don't like the black poly finish on the bfr neck. Please tell what to do. I will take it to the local guitar builder to remove the finish. When he remove it I need to put some wax on the neck, is it wright?
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    Musicman Silhouette (modded)
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    KFX 2x12 open cabinet (Celestion V30)
    KFX V8 midi switcher/looper
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    Korg DTR 2000
    Engl Z12 midi footcontroler

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    i dont think its maple it could be mahogany but im not sure
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    The neck on your JP BFR is made out of mahogany. It is a very porous wood, and it needs to be sealed to last.

    Don't strip the neck to bare wood!
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    If I'm not totally mistaken, the neck on your BFR JP6 is made from mahogany, not maple.

    One reason why the neck has been finished was that mahogany does not go well with oil&wax finishes.

    Also considering the loss in resale value it might be a better idea to get a standard JP6 if you cannot get used to the feel of the finished neck on your BFR.

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    Thank you for the quick answers. Other guitars or changeing the guitar is not the option. These are the spec from the mm site for the bfr petrucci:

    Neck Wood:

    Maple top - Select maple.
    Koa Top - Tobacco Bursted Mahogany.

    So if that is true the wax finish it could be done, wright? If it is mahogany neck can I do some other finish so the filling would be smoother and not so silky? Something like on Gibson faded models. They have mahogany neck's but the filing is like it is bare wood.

    Thank you!

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    Gear:

    Musicman Silhouette (modded)
    KFX The Beast (custom made rackmount head)
    KFX 2x12 open cabinet (Celestion V30)
    KFX V8 midi switcher/looper
    Rocktron Intellifex
    Korg DTR 2000
    Engl Z12 midi footcontroler

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    I read that mahogany needs the finish to be strong enough since it is a fairly thin neck and mahogany or very porous. I wouldn't mess with it if I were you!

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    did you read my last post
    Gear:

    Musicman Silhouette (modded)
    KFX The Beast (custom made rackmount head)
    KFX 2x12 open cabinet (Celestion V30)
    KFX V8 midi switcher/looper
    Rocktron Intellifex
    Korg DTR 2000
    Engl Z12 midi footcontroler

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    I think the neck is finished on purpose, so I wouldn't mess with it. I'm quite sure that the Gibby necks have a satin finish on them. Never heard of unfinished mahogany necks out there and the BFR JP neck is made of mahogany. Must be some kind of mistake.
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    I believe EBMM changed internet servers recently and during the change over some of the product overviews were not updated correctly... Dargin advised this when I raised a similar query the other day.

    Pete is 100% spot on.

    The high gloss polyester neck finish is provided on those Pet models that feature a select mahogany neck. The Pet models featuring a maple neck are gunstock oil.
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    so the satin finish would be the solution?!
    Gear:

    Musicman Silhouette (modded)
    KFX The Beast (custom made rackmount head)
    KFX 2x12 open cabinet (Celestion V30)
    KFX V8 midi switcher/looper
    Rocktron Intellifex
    Korg DTR 2000
    Engl Z12 midi footcontroler

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    Dude, my advice is either leave the neck alone and learn to love it, or sell it and buy a standard JP. I can't see how sanding down the neck and reapplying a finish will make things much better. I'd be worried it would make things worse. Just my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Traxid View Post
    so the satin finish would be the solution?!
    I have heard of people approximating a satin finish by steel wooling their finished necks to remove the gloss feel. Don't know if it works or not.
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    If you don't like the neck finish, you would probably be better off selling the instrument and buying a standard Petrucci model. Doing any kind of stripping, refinishing or sanding job on the neck is going to slaughter the value of the guitar, and if you don't like the results afterwards you're going to take a big loss if you end up selling it anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kungfu grip View Post
    if you don't like the neck finish, you would probably be better off selling the instrument and buying a standard petrucci model. Doing any kind of stripping, refinishing or sanding job on the neck is going to slaughter the value of the guitar, and if you don't like the results afterwards you're going to take a big loss if you end up selling it anyway.
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    You can use a damp green 3M pad to give the neck a satin feel. I've done this on non-EBMM guitars with good results. Your playing hand will buff it back up with repeated playing.
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