#1
Hello,

Just bought a mm ax40 secondhand, the neck is a dirty inbetween the strings, how can I clean it?

Tried using baby wipes a bit of dirt comes off but there's still quite a bit left, what is best to use without damaging it?

Thanks
#2
remove strings - try lemon pledge and a light abrasive sponge.

install strings.
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#3
It's called relicing (sic?) and all part of the character of the guitar; leave it. ;-)

Or as above.

I have used T Cut in the past as well. If it has a polyurethane finish there isn't much in your cleaning cupboard which will harm it (aside oven cleaner, bleach, paint stripper etc.)
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#5
Mostly this.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/GHS/Gorgomyte-Fret-Cleaning-Cloth-1273888005896.gc

I've heard alot of good things about it.
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#6
Quote by Hal-Sephira
Mostly this.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/GHS/Gorgomyte-Fret-Cleaning-Cloth-1273888005896.gc

I've heard alot of good things about it.


£13 for a cloth!!!? Your're having a laugh. The only reason people will say good things about a £13 cloth is to cover their stupidity in buying a £13 cloth. I admit there are cloths and cloths but £13?
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Last edited by John Sims at Sep 13, 2015,
#7
Quote by John Sims
£13 for a cloth!!!? Your're having a laugh. The only reason people will say good things about a £13 cloth is to cover their stupidity in buying a £13 cloth. I admit there are cloths and cloths but £13?


It's a special cloth.>.>
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#8
You don't need any special cloth for thick finished maple fretboard.

It's the so called 'satin' or unfinished looking fretboard that would be a complete bitch to clean. The best so far I could do is using alcohol and scrub the hell out of it with a cloth. Then have to add mineral oil using qtip to restore the moisture.

If those fender clothes can do the job to restore satin maple fretboards to it's near unstained condition, it is worth the money, but i highly doubt it.
#9
A microfibre cloth is a mocrofibre cloth, that's it, Here in uk get 4 for a quid at home bargains. Perfect for cleaning your guitars.
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#10
I personally would not use Lemon Pledge or toothbrushes on a guitar fretboard.

A toothbrush would be OK I suppose if it was brand new. Don't use a used one obviously.

http://www.bing.com/search?q=how%20do%20you%20clean%20a%20maple%20fretboard&qs=n&form=QBRE&pq=how%20do%20you%20clean%20a%20maple%20fretboard&sc=0-26&sp=-1&sk=&cvid=DEDDA4D038474F0C9244E6F6C264FF92
http://guitarnoize.com/ask-a-guitar-tech-how-do-you-clean-a-maple-fretboard/
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/columns/gear_maintenance/cleaning_your_fretboard.html

Most of the stuff I read involves lighter fluid, cloths and the edge of guitar pic or credit card.
#11
I use dental scalers to get the side of the frets...tons of green gunk gets removed this way.