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    Difference Between Necks on BFR and Standard Instruments?

    Was curious about the finish used on the maple necks of BFR instruments. I've noticed in photos that, aside from the fact that they are highly-figured, all the BFR necks appear to have a shine that I don't necessarily see on standard instruments such as the Cutlass RS. Is there any difference in the way that they are finished or polished? Or could it be due to lighting?

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    They put a thin, matte finish on bound necks, which many BFRs feature.
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    Axis SS Semi-Hollow in Diablo Blue
    Hunter Hayes Cutlass in Lake Tahoe Blue
    Cutlass RS in Charging Green
    Luke 3 HH in Starry Night
    Valentine in Trans Maroon
    Reflex Game Changer HSH with Piezo

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    Ah. So it's not quite the same as the standard oil/wax maple necks?

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    No, but they feel very nice. I think I should have said satin finish before, not matte. I don't mind the feel of them at all.
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    Axis SS Semi-Hollow in Diablo Blue
    Hunter Hayes Cutlass in Lake Tahoe Blue
    Cutlass RS in Charging Green
    Luke 3 HH in Starry Night
    Valentine in Trans Maroon
    Reflex Game Changer HSH with Piezo

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    My BFR JP6 IS full gloss. It feels fine, but I'd prefer satin/raw. Traded into it, so beggars can't be choosers.

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    My BFR Axis has the satin finish, and it's awesome. I'm not a big fan of finished necks, but it's really nice. The bound necks are also just a hair wider than the unbound ones.
    My stuff:
    2007 Axis Pacific Blue Burst (9/25/07)
    2016 Axis SS Starry Night PDN (11/23/16)
    2016 Axis SS Semi-Hollow Trans Teal one-off (6/8/16)
    2018 Axis BFR Steel Blue No. 45 (9/18/18)
    2010 JP6 Mystic Dream (6/22/10)
    1989 Fender HM Strat HSS Blackstone
    2016 Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Caribbean Night
    1995 Washburn N2 Padauk Stain
    2017 Taylor 224ce-K DLX Koa
    SBMM JP70 Trans Purpleburst
    SBMM S.U.B. SB4 Black

    http://mountainkingmusic.com
    http://spychocyco.blogspot.com

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