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    JB-5M Build

    Hey Guy's,

    This is my first time build. Just finished the body in Nullarbor Ochre, I'm now putting on the finish coat. It's looking good so far. I forgot to order the neck finishing kit. DB suggested to use Bloodwood which I have ordered. Question: the kit has a maple fretboard, do I put the bloodwood and the neck finish topcoat on the fretboard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveO View Post
    Hey Guy's,

    This is my first time build. Just finished the body in Nullarbor Ochre, I'm now putting on the finish coat. It's looking good so far. I forgot to order the neck finishing kit. DB suggested to use Bloodwood which I have ordered. Question: the kit has a maple fretboard, do I put the bloodwood and the neck finish topcoat on the fretboard?

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    Probably best to leave the fretboard unfinished and just do the back of the neck, if you want you could try putting Dingowax on the fretboard.

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    What doc said, tape off the fingerboard and apply your finish to the back of the neck. then when its all dry and shiny and cool, you can wax the fretoboard etc.
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    OK, will do thanks guy's.

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    That is looking tasty by the way, should polish up really well.
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    build is looking sweet SteveO well done. As others said with your question
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    Got the shielding on today and put on the pickups.Click image for larger version. 

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    It's alive!!

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    The stain for the neck was a little too orange but I think it will be OK in the final assembly:

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    Looking good another bass is born!

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