#2
Rosewood usually doesn't come finished.
It could just be very dirty. Scrape your finger nail across a bit of fretboard wood, as if you're trying to scrape something off. If stuff comes off, your neck is very dirty.
You can clean it with a cloth, but when my neck gets that dirty, I get a razor and scrape the layer of gunk off, then Lemon Oil it.
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#3
dont scrape. wipe. get microfiber and kinda gently scrub it off. then use lemon oil to condition it.
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#4
The rosewood is just dry and probably a bit dirty.

The way every guitar tech has told me to clean it goes like this:

1. Use some 0000 Grade Steel Wool to scrape the gunk off your fretboard.
2. Take some lemon oil or fretboard conditioner (just make sure it's meant for unfinished necks) and put it on a cloth and rub it in the entire length of the board. Don't actually put the drop on the board.
3. Then take a paper towel and rub off any excess right after you apply. The conditioner will work best if it dries faster
4. Enjoy the lemony goodness
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#5
Quote by apak
dont scrape. wipe. get microfiber and kinda gently scrub it off. then use lemon oil to condition it.

Nah I meant like, only scrape it to see if it's dirty gunk, because TS seemed to be a bit unsure about what was going on.
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