Sandpaper the neck with 1200 grit, tape off the top and bottom first. Sanding the neck will make it play faster and feel like an old friend.
Can someone tell me if the Rosewood EJs have the same goopy fretboard lacquer problem as the maple necks? Many Thanks!
Thanks! Sorry if it was a dumb question; I honestly didn't know.Uh, well it's a rosewood fretboard... so... no lacquer. (Maybe you're thinking of Ricks?)
It will have the nitro lacquer on the back of the neck, but you just take some steel wool to that and 30 seconds later, it feels like a satin finish.
I sent mine off to relic a little and remove the lacquer off the neck. They also put SS 6105's on her as well. Fralin blues special in the neck position. I played it a lot till I got my Dano... Now I'm thinking Lentz.. Might be selling the EJ.. Great strat.
To me, they seem to be on the level of the Fender custom shop offerings
and are an amazing guitar for the money.
I have two of them and really want to trim things down and sell one, but I love both of them. I like the features as in the quarter sawn, V profile neck and 12" radius, the specific EJ approved pups, the staggered tuners with no string tree and the 2 piece Alder lacquer painted body. Mine are the earlier maple neck style with maple slab fretboards. One is a two color burst and the other a blackie. Each guitar has it's unique tone ... a little bit different EQ if you will.... but both very resonant and fun to play.
What are the favorite EJ strats that you've played or own / owned?
I sold my EJ when I got my 1960 reissue.
You done goof'd son. Every self-respecting TGP'er knows that if you're gonna get a strat, ya gotta have at least two strats - one with RW and one with a maple fretboard.
I got a CS '63 reissue, it KILLS my EJ in terms of playability, but I AIN'T selling my EJ man, it's with me for life, warts and all haha.