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Old 03-30-2019, 08:25 PM
rstanl2 rstanl2 is offline
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Default Open pore neck finish

Hi All, got a question to throw out to you men and women of great knowledge.
What’s everyone’s thoughts on open pore finished necks. Good, bad, an maybe ways to smooth that finish out if it’s not smooth enough. Thanks to all.
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Old 03-30-2019, 09:36 PM
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In my opinion, wood doesn't get noticeably smoother when it's filled. The problem is an aesthetic issue where the unfilled pores have a reflectivity that many people don't like. It improves that problem to use a finish that leaves a satin sheen.
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Old 03-31-2019, 10:52 AM
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I've had two guitars that had bare rosewood necks. That's as open pore as you can get. The feel of those necks was among the best of all the guitars I've had. Smoothness was not an issue at all.
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Old 03-31-2019, 02:55 PM
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My Furch has an open pore neck. I like it, after wondering if I would. Don't notice it at all.
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Old 04-14-2019, 11:40 PM
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Got the Furch OM Blue series guitar with open pore neck. It’s great, it’s smooth, it’s a great feeling neck. I was worried about an unknown. Did my usual steel wool smooth down and it’s awesome. Thanks for your help!
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Old 04-15-2019, 11:45 AM
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With any open pore finish necks or bodies, be careful in your choice of cleaning products (if you use them). A damp cloth is always safe, but you want to avoid any products with wax. Music Nomad makes a product called "Guitar Detailer" that's safe for open pore and satin finishes.
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