Guitar and Bass Neck
Paint and Finish


Clear Gloss

This is the usual neck finish, crystal clear, wet looking and very shiny.

Vintage Tint

This is the addition of an amber tint to make the neck appear aged. This is not a relic type finish, just a tinted color.

Satin Finish

Our Satin finish is a nitrocellulose lacquer; highly sought after by vintage guitar purists. It has no gloss or shiny look to it; the appearance is dull or matte. This is a more functional type finish which is appreciated by some for its faster, slicker feel.

Matching Neck and Body Colors

We can match transparent colors, solid colors, dyes and bursts only when we spray the body and the neck at the same time. We cannot match a new finish to a pre-existing finish. The body and neck must be the same woods to match their finishes. Dye or burst peghead finishes require a figured maple pegface veneer and a matching body being finished at the same time. Please be advised that: We do not have nor do we apply Fender decals or any other decal "in the traditional name place" of Fender pegheads.


*For finishes on Gecko Bass necks, please add $30.00 to the prices below.

*For necks with binding, please add $30 to the prices below for extra taping and prep work. If your neck has a Maple fingerboard and binding any color other than Black, your finish choices are limited to Clear Gloss or Clear Satin.
  Maple Necks with Maple Fingerboards
(Entire neck will be finished)
Maple Necks with non-maple Fingerboards
(No finish on the fingerboard)
Non-Maple necks
(i.e. mahogany, koa, walnut, korina, etc.)
(No finish on the fingerboard)
All Clear Satin $75.00 $65.00 $95.00
All Clear Gloss $85.00 $75.00 $105.00
All Vintage Tint
(Gloss or Satin)
$105.00 $95.00 $125.00
All Solid or Transparent Color N/A $95.00 $125.00
Clear, Solid or Trans Color on the peg face with your choice of different finish on the back. $125.00
(Limited to Clear or Vintage Tint back & fingerboard)
$115.00 $145.00
Metallic, Candy, Dye or Burst color on the peg face with your choice of different finish on the back. *Only necks with figured maple peg veneer and a matching body may be dyed or bursted* $135.00
(Limited to Clear or Vintage Tint back & fingerboard)
$125.00 $155.00
Note: On maple necks with maple fingerboards the entire neck is finished including the fingerboard & frets. We do not remove the finish from the frets. This work is part of the set up, assembly and fret leveling process, and these services are not currently available from Warmoth Guitar Products, Inc.

Other Neck Finish Info

To Finish or Not to Finish?

All our necks are dipped in an oil based penetrating sealer which is compatible with virtually all secondary finishes. This provides enhanced stability; however, it is not adequate protection for playing. We strongly recommend you apply a hard finish to all Maple, Mahogany, and Koa necks. Oils do not validate our warranty requirements. We understand the attraction of raw or lightly oiled necks. They feel fast and are not sticky. Unfortunately, they are much more susceptible to moisture related warping and twisting. Our experience is that hard finished necks seldom warp. Less than 1 out of 200 (0.5%) are returned for warpage. Raw or oiled necks don't fare as well. About 10% are rendered useless from the torture. The more acidic your perspiration, the higher the odds are against you.

If you must play a raw neck, that's cool; it's ok. A neck is just a tool. Just be aware of the risk. If yours does the pretzel act, we don't want to hear about it.

For a valid warranty, a hard finish must be sufficiently thick to completely cover the wood. That means no wood is exposed and you are actually playing on the finish, not the wood. Now, it does not matter to us who applies the finish. Of course we would like to do the finish for you, but if you choose to do it yourself or have it done elsewhere the warranty is still valid.