#1
I have an Premium Ibanez RG1XXV 25th Anniversary guitar and it's got a maple-walnut neck and a bound rosewood fingerboard, I was wondering what kind of cleaner I should use on it, this dunlop lemon oil for fretboard says do not use on maple necks, so I haven't had the chance to clean my guitar, recommendations?
#2


It means to not use it on MAPLE FINGERBOARDS.
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Your guitar has a rosewood fingerboard, you'll be fine. The cleaner is not meant for maple fretboards. Your main neck wood is maple, but your cleaner is meant to clean (assuming it is fretboard cleaner) the fretboard not necessarily the neck, you should be fine.
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Ok, that's what I was wondering, it's my newest guitar and I was worried the cleaner would warp the neck or mess with the inlays or something, but yeah it's fretboard cleaner and I only use it on the fretboard. I just needed some clarification
#6
The fretboard ≠ the neck.

The cleaner is for your fretboard. Don't use it on your neck.

EDIT: Ah, see you figured it out.
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#7
Not sure I'd oil the neck, unless it needs conditioning. Start with a soft cloth and work the fretboard. If the rosewood is dry underneath the dirt, then go ahead and use a conditioner. But use VERY VERY little. Probably takes only a couple drops for the entire fretboard!
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#8
Use a little bit of lemon oil on the fretboard and use a clean cloth or paper towel to wipe it in and then use another clean cloth to wipe the excess off. You should only have to do this about once or twice a year.

Just to clarify, lemon oil does NOTHING to clean the board. Lemon oil is used to condition open-grain fretboard.

To clean the fretboard, take a soft toothbrush and some solvent (Simple Green works great) and then use the brush to loosen up and crap on the board and around the frets. Once that is done, use a clean cloth to wipe off the board and get any extra stuff off of there.

I don't care what anyone says - DO NOT USE STEEL WOOL on your guitar neck. The steel shavings will get into the grain of the fretboard and you don't want that to happen.
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