#2
I usually do this, I dont think it should hurt anything as long as you dry it off immediately?
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#4
I use lemon oil, cleans it up really nicley and keeps the fretboard in good condition.
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#7
I don't touch my guitars with water at all, especially the fretboard. I just wouldn't want it working into my fretboard at all and getting someplace I might not be able to dry it. Water makes wood expand=not good. I use specialty cleaners/oils only.
#8
I use a mixture of water and pledge, i think either one alone would be too extreme on both ends of the spectrum.
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#9
Personally, I would not use water or pledge. If you have a Maple fretboard then water might work depending on if it has a finish on it or not. Search on Cleaning Maple Fretboards.

If it is Rosewood, use Lemon Oil and see if you can find the spray kind for guitars. Same for Ebony I believe. Search on Cleaning Rosewood Fretboards.

Either way, a Brand New toothbrush should work.
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#10
its not such a big deal, but you would have to use small bits of water... like barely even damp and it shouldn't hurt anything...

I usually use a dry cloth to remove dust. And I got some fretboard cleaner that I use on occasion if it really looks like it really needs it
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#11
i thought u said is it good to clean the fretboard with a warg and water???
doesnt sound like a bad idea tbh - im gonna go try it once my imp sorts my intonation issues.

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#12
maple boards are finished. so a damp rag, or some guitar polish is fine.

on rosewood, you'll want some dunlop fretboard cleaner or similar.

dont use pledge, it's got silicone in it.

and dont use water on unfinished wood.
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#13

For unfinished fretboards... Rosewood, ebony, not maple.

Inexpensive, and so far has lasted me a decent amount of time. Still on my first bottle of the stuff, and have had it for almost a year, and several guitars.
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#14
hmm... i always thought the oils from your hand/fingers were good for the wood.
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#15
I try to avoid water at all costs

It can damage the fretboard if its the wrong kind, but I would use lemon oil..

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I try to avoid water at all costs

It can damage the fretboard if its the wrong kind


wrong kind...of...water???
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#20
So guys... I have american vintage stratocaster, and the neck and the fretboard which is made out of maple is all glossy a.k.a it has a finish.
I'm wondering what I should clean it with?
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So guys... I have american vintage stratocaster, and the neck and the fretboard which is made out of maple is all glossy a.k.a it has a finish.
I'm wondering what I should clean it with?


Microfiber cloth
Very slightly damp rag
Guitar cleaner/polish (Dunlop 65 I like and was mentioned above)
New, soft bristle, toothbrush

Do NOT use lemon oil, or fretboard conditioners made for unfinished fretboards.
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#22
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Microfiber cloth
Very slightly damp rag
Guitar cleaner/polish (Dunlop 65 I like and was mentioned above)
New, soft bristle, toothbrush

Do NOT use lemon oil, or fretboard conditioners made for unfinished fretboards.


Have you heard of the AX WAX? Is this good to use?
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#23
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Have you heard of the AX WAX? Is this good to use?


Can't say I've heard of the stuff.... Granted, I would think one would want to stay away from applying anything "waxy" to a fretboard.

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#24
I always use Furniture Polish and have worked fine so far.
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Have you heard of the AX WAX? Is this good to use?



ax wax has oil in it too, im almost certain. i wouldnt bother with it on maple, because it'll be hard to clean off and might discolor it a little.

i would stick with guitar polish.

clean it the way you would clean the rest of ur guitar.

i use turtle wax on finished surfaces sometimes.
dunlop, and martin bottled cleaners.


but i dont use furniture polish as most of those contain silicone.

if you dont know or care, and ever use silicone, and bring your guitar in for service, you can contaminate other guitars serviced there. and that's not cool.
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