I recently posted how excited I've been about these maple bodies that just came in. What I did not post is how even more excited I was to hunt down a couple of traditional necks to compliment these builds. I figured what better wood to compliment maple than maple! Not all woods work well as both necks and bodies but maple is one of the few that work well for both. Well a few days ago I got my wish and the strat neck was delivered. I immediately noticed something surprising, it was yellow, like really yellow. Not that amber vintage-ey yellow, like crayola crayon yellow. I showed my wife to which she looked at it and said un-prompted "Wow, that's really yellow".
So the decision was made to do what we had to do to strip it and and show some of the maple underneath and rid ourselves of "el crayon Amarillo".
At some point during the sanding process I realized it might be cool to leave a little Amarillo around the edges, a little homage to where she's been, and add a little of that relic look the kids love so much these days. So after a lot of sanding and a lot of Tru-oil coats later, this is how she turned out. I'll post how the tele neck turns out soon. Thanks everyone!!