It was brought to us to have a fret level, recrown and polish, to allow an ultra low setup, along with something unique to be done to the neck, to match it to the aged body. The look was something that had been pulled from the murky depths!
You can see the amount of fret dust on the board, removed from the high frets. The frets were then recrowned and polished to shine.
The fun part now began, aging the neck to look like it had sat at the bottom of the sea for years.
The standard brown/yellow aging colour pallet wouldn't of looked good with the dark blue/grey green body that had already been finished before the guitar was brought to us.
As we had complete creative freedom, the colours that were used was predominately green/ aqua blue, with a highlight of gold to contrast and bring out the detail in certain parts. Heat ageing was used on the headstock to help create that deep sea depth look.