This technique may be old news to a lot of you. I've known about it for quite some time as well, but never actually tried it--until a few nights ago.
The lacquer on the back of my '06 RG1527 is glossy. Not terrible, but not my preference either. I prefer a natural oil or satin finish on my necks. So, I did it: I hit it with an Ultra-Fine grade Scotch-Brite pad and WOW. I absolutely love it now. The neck is so much slicker and faster. Good stuff.
Anyone else done this? I thought I'd try it as a fast/conservative measure before attempting to completely sand the neck down and use Tru-Oil.
Now, what I'm curious to see is how this holds up over the long term. I'm wondering if, after a few months or years, I'll have to "re-satin" it again. I imagine the constant drag of my thumb will naturally rub some of the lacquer back to a gloss.