Re: What to do with a speed neck?
I also like tung oil for that application. I've done several "speed necks". Usually I remove the finish then restain the wood the original color and finally apply a few coats of tung oil just as George describes.
Originally Posted by George R. Lane
The oil "dries" overnight and but leaves a very thin layer of apparently very high molecular weight oils or perhaps a thin layer of polymer -- it feels greasy to touch. I wipe that off and its ready to go.
As to the issue of feel. A thin layer of tung oil not only protects the wood but it does not detract from the feel of bare wood so you get the best of both.
I repeat the treatment a couple of times a year.
Here is a "speed neck" that I did on a nice little '02 A-9 I used to own.
Due to current budgetary restrictions the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off -- sorry about the inconvenience.