I agree, but I’ve never experienced a super fast neck that is raved about and it’s something I want to experience. Mine is definitely better than any other neck I own as is, but that’s mostly because the size and shape are perfect for my hands. If I hate a burnished neck, I can return to near factory with some 220 grit, so it seems like minimal downside to try.I’ve three unfinished necks … wenge, goncalo and rosewood. Never bothered to sand burnish or whatever … just played them. They were / are fine as is. Did George Harrison burnish his rosewood tele? If you have the time sure go for it. But necessary … nah. I guess I’m in the minority here,
I think George Harrison experimented plenty in other ways, both with his equipment and otherwise. I don’t think I’ll sand the finish off my Casino nor do I have the time to practice transcendental meditation in India, but sanding the back of my warmoth neck seems reasonable. If I thought doing the rest would help me create a masterpiece like Sgt. Peppers of the White album I’d reconsider, but I probably should just spend more time with the front side of the neck.
Also, I don’t actually own a Casino, but I have almost bought one many times. They are just so expensive now!