Neck Amber (Historic Fender Neck Tint)
This is designed to add controllable even colour to a guitar neck. It is a transparent amber, but can add colour quickly. Take your time to achieve the colour you want. If you are at all unsure, use a scrap piece of wood as practice. Use until you achieve your desired tint. Clear coat the neck for a vintage look and feel.
Each coat will darken your neck. This lacquer is designed to get anything from original necks that just have a aged clear coat to a darker more ambered neck. This lacquer gives you all the control you need.
Finishing a Neck
Fender's early necks were tinted and our product can replicate this very easily. Then add 70 years of age and wear and tear. We recommend our historic fender neck tint, followed by clear coat. Our neck tint will need to be clear coated after a desired amount on colour is achieved. Start light and add colour slowly. The tints can range from light to an almost orange neck you see on some Fenders, like the Gilmour Stratocaster. The Historic tint is a little more subtle. Don't be afraid to spray the frets. You can tape them off but it is a lot of work. They can be scraped off afterwards. Lacquer doesn't like to adhere to the steel of the fret. If after a few coats of clear lacquer your neck appears too light, you can apply more neck amber and repeat clear coating. You dont need a ton of lacquer on your neck. The amount is totally up to you. Decals can be added at the end. In the early days, Fender did not clear coat over their decals. Since then, people have done so with success. If you do spray a decal, do so with light coats of lacquer so your decals don't wrinkle.