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    ADVICE!! Musicman luke true gold neck

    Hi all im pretty new here ive got several musicman guitars and will upload pictures to my profile when i get chance.
    Anyway one of my balls is a EBMM luke true gold and recently ive noticed the neck feeling rough on the back as in light hairline cracking not visible to the eye but you can feel it and its annoying me.
    Has anyone else had this problem, do i lightly sand it down?
    I take great care with all my guitars and make sure i wipe it down after every use. Im not a sweaty player either so cant really understand why its happening unless its normal?
    Any advise / experience with the rosewood necks out there?
    Thanks Neil
    Last edited by neil123; 02-04-2013 at 01:50 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neil123 View Post
    Hi all im pretty new here ive got several musicman guitars and will upload pictures to my profile when i get chance.
    Anyway one of my balls is a EBMM luke true gold and recently ive noticed the neck feeling rough on the back as in light hairline cracking not visible to the eye but you can feel it and its annoying me.
    Has anyone else had this problem, do i lightly sand it down?
    I take great care with all my guitars and make sure i wipe it down after every use. Im not a sweaty player either so cant really understand why its happening unless its normal?
    Any advise / experience with the rosewood necks out there?
    Thanks Neil
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    Quote Originally Posted by kimonostereo View Post
    Calling customer service would be your best bet here. Hard to diagnose here.
    You havent got the number have you? Im in the uk.
    Thanks
    EBMM luke bfr true gold DOB: 07/28/11
    EBMM luke bfr bahama blue DOB: 12/04/07
    EBMM axis ss w/piezo honey burst DOB: 10/07/08

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    Neil,

    Very fine grain sandpaper or 0000 steel wool will work a treat. Welcome to the forum, you have a nice selection there...

    Pm'd you!
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    Hey Neil:

    Welcome to the forum!

    I would suggest you do NOT sand the neck until you talk to Customer Service. While EBMM has videos on YouTube detailing how to sand and re-oil a maple neck, I have not seen the manufacturer's recommendations for all-rosewood necks.

    The US number is 866-823-2255, for UK I would suggest you click here to send A.J. from Customer Service a Private Message (PM). A.J. is a top-notch standup guy and will give you the best "official" advice.

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    What Jeff said!!! AJ is the man.,.,

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    Google "strings & things" they are the guys to contact.

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    Cheers guys AJ's been in touch and he said it'll probably want lightly sanding and then re-waxing but asked for a bit more info first.
    EBMM luke bfr true gold DOB: 07/28/11
    EBMM luke bfr bahama blue DOB: 12/04/07
    EBMM axis ss w/piezo honey burst DOB: 10/07/08

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    P.s dont want to sound thick here but where can I get hold of this in the UK "tru oil and gunstock wax" just so I know im applying the right stuff. Cheers
    EBMM luke bfr true gold DOB: 07/28/11
    EBMM luke bfr bahama blue DOB: 12/04/07
    EBMM axis ss w/piezo honey burst DOB: 10/07/08

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    Quote Originally Posted by neil123 View Post
    P.s dont want to sound thick here but where can I get hold of this in the UK "tru oil and gunstock wax" just so I know im applying the right stuff. Cheers
    I got mine from an ebay seller. Sorry can't remember the seller id but do a search and you should find it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neil123 View Post
    P.s dont want to sound thick here but where can I get hold of this in the UK "tru oil and gunstock wax" just so I know im applying the right stuff. Cheers
    Tru oil is polymerized linseed oil. Great stuff. You don't have to stick with Birchwood Casey. Don't know where to find it in the UK.

    The wax is simply a good wax. I use zymol because I used to use it on show cars. Any carnauba type car wax will be fine.

    Talk with customer service about a rosewood neck before you do anything. I only know maple necks.
    7/29/04 EBMM Sub1 X11376 oil/wax neck, gloss black body, faux binding, HSS w/5 way and silent circuit
    keep in mind that you are talking about four pieces of wood two pots one switch a trem along with springs two pickups and some wire.....BP

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    EBMM luke bfr true gold DOB: 07/28/11
    EBMM luke bfr bahama blue DOB: 12/04/07
    EBMM axis ss w/piezo honey burst DOB: 10/07/08

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    Quote Originally Posted by neil123 View Post
    that's the right stuff.
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    Yes, that's the stuff!

    Any high quality gunstock oil and gunstock wax will do fine.
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    Just be careful- it contains Linseed oil which is HIGHLY FLAMMABLE so please be sure to dispose of your rags properly! Take them outside in a bag as soon as you're done, you won't want to risk a dumpster/trashcan fire.
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