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Dyeing a strat neck

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by astacks, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. astacks

    astacks Strat-O-Master

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    This is my 1st time dyeing a guitar neck. I used 2 coats of fiebings leather dye USMC black and used 1 coat of tru oil after the dye let me know what y'all think?
     

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    Looks great! Much more uniform. What year is the neck? What does the back look like?
     
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    Awesome result, looks very dark like ebony but you can still see the grain.

    Cheers,
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    nickmsmith Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    where did you get that leather dye? and how'd you do it? Cool. Will it rub off on your fingers?
     
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    I got the dye from Tandy Leather (don't know how common that store is). In the box was the dye and some type of cotton on a metal rod I used that to put the dye on.

    I dipped it in the dye then went up and down the neck making sure to cover all the fret board. Don't worry about the frets or the inlays it'll wipe right off. Then I used a soft cloth to wipe the extra off you probably should wipe the sides of each individual fret to remove any dye that's right up on the fret.

    As far as rubbing off on your fingers it hasn't I even let my fingers get sweaty and none came off I think it soaked in the wood pretty good.

    It was just a squier neck by the way.
     
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    nadzab Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Personally, I like the prominent rosewood grain it had originally, but it certainly doesn't look bad darker, if that's your preference.
     
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    Yea it was nice but most of my strats have milk chocolate looking necks when I get it all together you'll see why I wanted a dark neck on this one
     
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    Just a Squier neck?.............

    Not wishing to start something, but Some Squiers have wonderfull necks, most are as good as Fenders, they are all made pretty much the same way. People are always looking for Squier Bullet necks, they happen to be very nice. Ace Hardware has an Ebony wood stain that works very good on necks, just rub it on with a soft cloth and let it dry then wipe the frets, no clear coating on Rosewood. ......poppa
     
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    This is true (not trying to start anything either lol) but for the 1st time I played a USA strat a couple of days ago let's just say I haven't been missing anything at all.
     

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