Early Tom Anderson Neck

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  1. Opie

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    I have an early 80's Tom Anderson Tele neck that appears to have no finish on it. Does anyone know if there is the possibility that there might be a light finish or treatment on it to make it appear so. I just don't want to have it sprayed with laquer unless I am sure that the wood is untreated. There is paint on the mounting surface, as if the neck were on a guitar body at some point. The neck has markings as if it were a custom order as well. I just don't know enough about these necks to make a good call on the finish work. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. John C

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    If you haven't already I would suggest posting over on the Anderson forum (andersonforum.com); Tom himself usually replys to questions about old guitars and parts.

    I do know that back he was really only doing parts; it could be that the neck was ordered unfinished.
     
  3. Opie

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    Thanks, John C! That's very helpful.
     
  4. dazco

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    If i recall, anderson used tung oil on necks then. Maybe still does on some, but in any case tung oil looks and feels like unfinished wood.
     
  5. Opie

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    Thanks folks! I hope to have this resolved soon.
     
  6. gpro34

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    Mine all are satin finished, which looks almost raw.
     

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