#1
So basiclly i got an LTD EC-500,
and it has an ebony fretboard thats starting to get a bit mucky, so i bought this swipe thing which cleans the strings and the fretboard, so i cleaned the fretboard with the swipe, the muck came off but it rubbed off some "Black" from the ebony which didn't seem too good, so what should i use to get the grime off the fretboard, and what about general cleaning someone said olive oil to me

Help appreciated
#3
id say GHS Fastfret if u dont have that. Pledge would work too bcuz its not heavily finifhed like the body.
#4
a little dunlop lemon oil. dont use pledge.
Jenneh

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#5
I use water and Q-Tips to clean my fret board...

Works well.
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#6
some boards are unfinished. water isnt good for unfinished wood.
Jenneh

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some boards are unfinished. water isnt good for unfinished wood.


Luckily mines finished. Lot's of boards I've seen are finished really.
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#8
maple mostly.
Jenneh

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#10
if its pulling the color out then you probably dont have a true ebony board but rather another wood thats been died
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#11
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if its pulling the color out then you probably dont have a true ebony board but rather another wood thats been died

Try Dunlop Lemon Oil. If it still comes off, then sue someone
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#12
Quote by gregevans209
if its pulling the color out then you probably dont have a true ebony board but rather another wood thats been died



not necessarily true. new rosewood boards rub off too.
Jenneh

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#13
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maple mostly.


No wonder, I avoid maple, ha.
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#14
Quote by jj1565
not necessarily true. new rosewood boards rub off too.

Plus, most companies that sell ebony fretboards on guitars dye it to get a uniform black colour, It's rare to get any kind of wood that's completely one colour. so the black coming off the ebony is most likely dye, especially if the guitar is new, or its the first time you cleaned it.
#15
yep.

all my new guitars rub off on my fingers.
Jenneh

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#16
to get the gunky **** off my fretboard i just scrape it off with my pick or some other soft but firm make shift tool, ive never used anything damp on it