#1
does anyone have a good easy way to clean an sg style guitar? i have the epiphone vintage g-400 and dont want to mess it up since it doesnt really have a finish, but i meant the whole guitar, not just the body. thanks. and please no flaming for making 2 threads in a short amount of time, i just wanna take care of my baby haha
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#2
First of all good choice of guitar.

Second, go out and buy something if your that paranoied about the finish.

I have a vintage G-400 with the worn cherry in my studio and I use just an old t-shirt and some warm water, but if you want to take special care of it go out and buy some guitar and string cleaner.
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#3
Take off the strings and use lemon oil for the neck.
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#4
does lemon oil go for both rosewood and maple necks? a guy told me to try not use lemon oil on a maple fretboard...well i guess he could be wrong but ur the experts u tell me
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#5
Tung Oil is traditionally used on Maple necks (in the process of making it, to give it a vintage tint, afaik) while Lemon Oil is used for Rosewood.

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#6
i dont know spoonman.^

i might be wrong, but polish on maple because its a coated neck. any oil will just sit on it, and maybe even stain it.

and threadstarter, dont take off all the strings until u know how to set up ur guitar.

and dont use water.
buy polish for the body and lemon oil for the neck. (again, except maple)

dunlop makes a guitar care set for a few bucks. neck only need oil a couple times a year.
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#7
ya thanks, i know how to set up my guitar
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#8
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i dont know spoonman.^

i might be wrong, but polish on maple because its a coated neck. any oil will just sit on it, and maybe even stain it.

and threadstarter, dont take off all the strings until u know how to set up ur guitar.

and dont use water.
buy polish for the body and lemon oil for the neck. (again, except maple)

dunlop makes a guitar care set for a few bucks. neck only need oil a couple times a year.


Actually, I was indeed wrong Jenny.

I believe tung oil is used in the process of making the neck to tint it.
#9
yeah, its a finish makes the back of a neck look and feel pretty good.
i looked into it when i was staining my tele. that's how i knew.
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#10
The neck of my guitar is unfinished because I sanded it down so I just use lemon oil on it about once a month. Keeps the moisture out.
#11
you can use lemon oil to clean the grime off maple and rosewood/mahongany necks. the juice just doesnt really soak or condition the maple fretboard(trust me i do it all the time to my strat neck) personally ive had the best luck with jim dunlop cream of carnauba wax for the body and neck.