All BFR, JPX, JPXI and JPXII guitars have lacquered necks. It’s a matter of personal preference - some people say that if you have heavily sweating hands lacquered neck may slow you down. This has never happened to me.
Keep in mind that JP uses such necks and it doesn’t bother him to play extremely fast ;)
If that’s a problem you can always choose standard JPs - they have unfinished necks. Or some special editions - there were some models with rosewood and roasted maple necks. Also the PDN JPs have unfinished necks. However, it’s not easy to get them ;)
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