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well drak..i was looking on warmoth because i thought i remembered a discussion concerning leaving bocote unfinished...but they changed the site so i couldn't find the info.so you are sure?because i would prefer to just oil the fretboard.i really don't like the feel of a hard finish on the fingers

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Yeah Wes.

Look up Jason Lollar (Lollar Guitars)

He's more well-known for his pickup-winding book these days, but just a few years ago, he was a custom builder (and a very very good one at that)

He used to hang out at the MIMF, still does, but just occasionally now, and I remember him going on at length about several necks he had done in Bocote, he loves it too.

He's easily accessable, and a really nice guy. Shoot him a mail, I'm sure he'd respond. There's a few others at the MIMF that have used Bocote also (Ellie I remember did at least one) All had great results leaving it unfinished.

That is Really shaping up to be a kick-ass guitar! (me jealous! :D )

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I see you do wear shoes, too. Anyway, I like "imperfections" in wood too. The way I see it, it is perfect, cuz its exactly how God made it. (feel free to disagree, if you must)

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Nice.

I got a free offcut of bocote in my last wood order, nice to finally be able to ID it conclusively. It's about the size of classical bridge blank, but a shade too thin to use for that....what to use it for? :D

Have you tapered the board yet? If not, be very carefull around that knot - it will tear out in a second if you're not cautious... Is this your first neck from scratch? Looks great so far B)

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yeah it is my first neck from scratch....i have tapered the board...i cut it with the bandsaw andhit it with a sanding block...not radiused yet,i just ordered a 10" radius block and some black inlay dots.it should be in by next weekend.by next sunday hopefully it will all be done but the fretting :D

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