yeah, it's birdseye maple (I hope........ haven't pulled the trigger on it yet, I've been keeping an eye on it for a couple of weeks, get payed tomorrow and am going to buy it as soon as I get home from work, this is a plan that hasn't worked out in the past)
Thanks for the advice guys. Did I say it was all down to cost? I should have added that I've also heard that oiling a neck is so easy even a drummer could do it.
In my younger days I've messed up a guitar or two by trying to respray them, granted I was useing auto paint, these were the days before the internet and I knew as much about refinishing as I did brain surgery. No prizes for guessing how they turned out. So I'd have to say I would be very reluctant to go anywhere near this neck with a spray can.