I have scalloped a Maple neck (first time) What do I finish the Maple fingerboard with? I am looking forward to it wearing so I dont want it heavily sealed (I am looking for EVH-ish wear, lol). I tried leaving it just sanded but it shows every note I have played on it. Its just a bit too much. Back story in case you care I have an 88 Yngwie strat that I love and I also have what I consider my number one strat. I have always wished my number one had some scalloping at least on the upper frets. So instead of learning it on numby one, I took a cheapo Squier (Maple) neck and scalloped it..It came out really nice. I did fairly light scalloping and its heavier on the thiner stringed side. Great for control with big bends.