#1
So I've been hearing linseed, lemon, inglip, mineral, and of course all of the brand name oils.
I don't really feel like spending $20 on an ounce of something i can get for cheaper without the guitar related name slapped on it

so what are your recommendations and what do you use?
#2
Dunlop lemon oil. It is cheap and lasts a long time as you really only have to oil the board once or twice a year. I choose to do it every two months.
#4
do you know if they add anything special to theirs? or would it be the same just going to fresh n easy and getting some?
#5
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Dunlop lemon oil. It is cheap and lasts a long time as you really only have to oil the board once or twice a year. I choose to do it every two months.

This.

Dunlop Fretboard 65 Ultimate Lemon Oil.
I paid 6€ for a bottle, two years ago, and it's still almost full. As it says in the bottle, while applying the stuff, "a little goes a long way", so it lasts forever.
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#6
ah, apparantly conditioning lemon oil has nothing to do with regular lemon oil.
I guess ill pick some up next time im around a shop.
do you know if they sell it at home depot?


and also, ive read that mineral oil is pretty much the same as fretboard lemon oil, just without added scents
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#7
Quote by SKArface McDank
ah, apparantly conditioning lemon oil has nothing to do with regular lemon oil.
I guess ill pick some up next time im around a shop.
do you know if they sell it at home depot?

Its a product specifically for guitars so no youd have to get it in a guitarshop or otherwise music store.
#8
I like Lizard Spit Fretboard Conditioner though it's hard to find.
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#10
Fret Doctor Bore Oil. Actually gets into the wood unlike the Dunlop stuff (which isn't actually lemon oil)
#12
hmm, well since all the music shops are closed today, i went to rite aid and picked up some mineral oil, which is pretty much baby oil without the scents and shit.

oiled up my schecter and it looks nice, i guess time will tell
#13
Look for some teak oil. I've never used it myself, but some of the very knowledgeable people here have recommended it over lemon oil.
#15
honestly, i think i found my oil of choice.
mineral oil penetrated the wood wonderfully and made it look luscious


edit: wouldnt hurt to order some
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#16
Linseed oil works well. If it is not boiled it can spontainiously combust(sp?). Lemon oil works well also. Hint, buy the big bottle at the store.Where the sell furniture polish. Paying for that tiny bottle is a waste of money. There are other potions and things that can be used to "condition" rosewood but the best thing in the world is to just play the thing.
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#18
Teak oil is, chemically speaking, the best possible oil you could use to condition a dried-out fretboard and restore it to its former glory. Teak oil is specifically formulated to restore the natural oils of dark hardwoods such as rosewood, ebony, and teak.
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#19
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Linseed oil works well. If it is not boiled it can spontaneously combust. Lemon oil works well also. Hint, buy the big bottle at the store.Where the sell furniture polish. Paying for that tiny bottle is a waste of money. There are other potions and things that can be used to "condition" rosewood but the best thing in the world is to just play the thing.

HOW BADASS WOULD THAT BE TO BE SHREDDING ON STAGE AND HAVE YOUR FRETBOARD BURST INTO FLAMES?!?
#20
Quote by Tyler.Allain
Dunlop lemon oil. It is cheap and lasts a long time as you really only have to oil the board once or twice a year. I choose to do it every two months.

And hey, if it doesn't work, at least you'll be lemony fresh.

or...

Good luck getting a 'sweet' tone out of that guitar. 'Cos lemons are SOUR! ...

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#22
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HOW BADASS WOULD THAT BE TO BE SHREDDING ON STAGE AND HAVE YOUR FRETBOARD BURST INTO FLAMES?!?


Oh yes 3rd degree burns would make it one hot solo. Enjoy the hospital bills.
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