Stick neck fix?

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  1. Burnzy378

    Burnzy378 Member

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    Hi,

    I have a sticky neck, think it might be my beard. (Opened with a dad joke)

    So, just got new les paul, and i love it more than life its self. Couple of days in and its developed a really tacky sticky neck. At first i thought it was my hands.... but no. I hear sometimes nitro or glossed necks can do this. Really do not want to sand it... wondering if there are any products for this or just wait until it wears in?

    Anyway bit of a bummer but never mind. Any advice would be really great.

    Thanks

    Louis
     
  2. T Dizz

    T Dizz Member

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    You can go over it with a micro mesh pad. That usually works.
     
  3. David Garner

    David Garner Supporting Member

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    It will play out over time. I think my old DGT and my Strat were the only 2 I ever had that problem with (both new). Within 6 months they weren't sticky anymore.

    It's just something with nitro finishes. I think the humidity makes it worse. I live in Georgia so basically both of mine were like chewing gum over that first summer.
     
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  4. David Garner

    David Garner Supporting Member

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    FYI, play it a lot. As often as you can. I played each of those every day until the tackiness went away.
     
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  5. tommygunn1986

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    Dont get impatient and use a course sandpaper

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  6. larry1096

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    Gibson brand polish (you *know* it's nitro-safe) can reduce the stickiness for a while. Continued use can eventually get it mostly gone.

    Larry
     
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  7. kramerxxx

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    Scotch-Brite works well for this. I've done this to all my guitars, including the acoustics.


    Your wife may even have one under the kitchen sink for cleaning dishes.
     
  8. BrokenRomeo

    BrokenRomeo Supporting Member

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    I wouldn't sand it unless you're diehard...use the pump gibson guitar polish and buff it off a few times with a soft cotton cloth until the neck warms a bit...repeat as necessary, after some time, the problem will be gone.
     
  9. standard24

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    I happen to like a glossy neck. There are a million products you can use that will reduce that "stickiness", without forever altering the guitar. Heck, try some "Pledge".
     
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    If I ever got that situation, I'd wax it and wash my hands real goid in dawn dish liquid before I went any farther.
    That stuff would dry out a camel.
     

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