Hello all, new to the forums but I didn't find much on this question, so I have to ask.

I noticed just about everyone I talked to reccomends lemon oil for cleaning fretboards.

I'm new to guitar, but I have some background in woodworking and antiques. One of the first rules of cleaning wood is never use oil, because oil will seep into the cracks (both macro and micro) in the finish and oxidize, essentially turning every scratch in the sealent a horrible dark brown or black.

Why does this not apply to guitar? On a rosewood or ebony guitar I can see how this would not be much of an issue because of color, but on maple you'd be hanged for using oil as a polish outside of the guitar world.
You aren't supposed to use lemon oil on maple fretboards.
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