Vintage neck grain tinting

Truetone

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Does anybody have any tips on how to get the grain to look like this,  it looks darker than a fresh maple neck.

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http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c25/Cole_01/196020REVELATOR20RELIC20STRAT20S-1.jpg

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http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c25/Cole_01/VINTAGE20STRAT20OLYMPIC20WHITE20-1.jpg


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http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c25/Cole_01/VINTAGE20STRAT20OLYMPIC20WHITE20196.jpg


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jackthehack

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Hrad to tell; if those are REAL 1960 Strats that's a combination of factors of the finish wearing and the accumulation of 47 years of sweat, dirt, grease. tobacco smoke, etc.

If that is a "relic'ed" axe, probably dirtied it up by rubbing hands on a greasy engine and rubbed down bare wood then finished.

Is that supposed to be a real 1960 Strat?
 

Truetone

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Its a relic.  I'm aware how some darken the wear on the back of the neck but what I'm wondering is about the grain throughout the neck even under the finish.
 

jackthehack

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...probably dirtied it up by rubbing hands on a greasy engine and rubbed down bare wood then finished it.
 

-CB-

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Just use a filler... and sand it back.

That will get you "that" look.  However, "that" look is not one that looks a whole lot like "it should" for a relic.  True it looks "old" but it doesn't look like an old one.

The problem is - the neck finishes, on maple, dont shrink up all that much more.  They wear, yes, but they dont shrink up much.  So the look on the back (and front, and sides) of the headstock are not really what you'd expect to see.  It looks like a neck that has had all its finish taken off, played and sit around for a while, then refinished. 

Its an interesting look though.
 

Truetone

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Ya, I get what your saying.  Now that I look at it that is what it looks like.  Thanks for the help guys
 
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