So i just got a new 22 fret maple fretboard neck for my strat project and the fretboard is unfinished although the neck is finished.

I was reading that if you lemon-oil it and play it will build up with gunk and stuff.

If i leave it as is however, will it just get dirty and not gunky? i like the look of a relic strat neck so i dont mind the dirt, but if its going to affect my playing then i wouldnt want that.

If not what finishing options would you recommend to a finishing virgin and would you be able to post me a link to a tutorial.

Thankyou in advance
Hey I have a So Cal charvel and also don t know how to properly clean the unfinished neck S: