Tru-Oil Substitute for Necks

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John LaTorre
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Tru-Oil Substitute for Necks

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I've always used Tru-Oil for finishing the necks of my guitars and mandolins because they get so much more contact with skin and perspiration, etc.

Now that Tru-Oil is increasingly difficult to get here in California (LMII no longer carries it, and most of the gun stores can't get fresh stuff anymore), what would be the next best thing for guitar necks? My current stock is over three years old and I don't really trust it now.
John LaTorre
Sacramento CA

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Barry Daniels
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Re: Tru-Oil Substitute for Necks

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Amazon carries it. However, if you existing stock hasn't dried out, it should work fine.
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John LaTorre
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Re: Tru-Oil Substitute for Necks

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Barry Daniels wrote:
Tue May 03, 2022 6:32 pm
Amazon carries it. However, if you existing stock hasn't dried out, it should work fine.
I'm not sure Amazon would ship it to a California address, but it's worth asking. The "sell by" date on my unopened bottle is 2021, so it will probably do.
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Sacramento CA

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Re: Tru-Oil Substitute for Necks

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You'll need to find the right seller. Smaller sellers do ship. I got my Tru Oil about two months ago.

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Re: Tru-Oil Substitute for Necks

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Thanks, all.

I found an unopened bottle in the back of my supply cabinet. I've tested it and it seems to work well, so I think I'm set for the next three or four necks.
John LaTorre
Sacramento CA

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