This is the usual neck finish, crystal clear, wet looking and very shiny.
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.
A satin finish 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.
Special Note for Maple Necks
On maple necks with maple fretboards the entire neck is finished, including the fretboard, frets, and inlays. We do not remove the finish from the frets. This work is left to the end user, as part of the set up, assembly, and fret leveling process.
If a Maple fretboard contains white or light-colored inlays or side dots, and the neck is finished in Vintage Tint, the white inlays will take on the tinted appearance.
Matching Neck and Body Colors
We can match solid colors on the bodies and necks if we paint them both at the same time - painted separately may result in less than perfect color matching and we do not recommend it. Matching transparent colors, dyes, and bursts requires that the headstock face be made of the same wood as the body top, again these must be done at the same time to insure a perfect match.
Warmoth does not have nor do we install Fender decals - in fact we do not install any decals at all.