I didn’t read every reply in the thread. But here goes... I would sand it with 600, 800,1000 grit then take it to a buffing wheel. Follow that up with some oil.. boom, that baby will be better than new. I do that to all my RW necks just to smooth out the rough grain holes.
Here are some pictures of the headstock veneer replacement and MOP logo.
New Holly veneer ready to be cut:
Headstock ready for new veneer:
Veneer routed for the inlay. The veneer is shaped by hand for a nice clean edge:
Logo is set in place with filler.