#1
Is it ok if I use my fretboard conditioner on the bridge of my acoustic? I mean if my fretboard could dry out and warp, couldn't the bridge as well?
#2
An acoustic bridge is very likely to dry out and crack, especially if it is a string through style like on Ovations. Lemon oil will work to keep it from becoming too brittle, so just apply some to the bridge and wipe the excess every time you change strings.
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#4
you probably wont need to use it every time you change strings. if you're like me and change strings every month, then doing that every time you change strings might be a bit much.
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#5
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you probably wont need to use it every time you change strings. if you're like me and change strings every month, then doing that every time you change strings might be a bit much.


Well what could doing it too much do?
#6
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Well what could doing it too much do?

It could make the wood dependent on oil and make it even more prone to snapping when it doesn't get it. This is what I've read, but I'm not sure.

In any case, I oil my fretboard and bridge every second string change.
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#7
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It could make the wood dependent on oil and make it even more prone to snapping when it doesn't get it. This is what I've read, but I'm not sure.

In any case, I oil my fretboard and bridge every second string change.


my fretboard and isnt even made of wood, so oiling up my fretboard and bridge will never be a problem for me, haha
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#9
And this is what I use:



As you can see, there are quite a few options open to you. Is any one better than the other? Can't really say for sure. I've heard of people using straight mineral oil for their guitars. I've heard of lemon juice even(as opposed to lemon oil). I think it's because of the cleaning effect. I certainly am not going to try it tho. I'm saving all my lemons for long island ice teas! lol
The rosewood fretboard shouldn't need a whole lot of feeding in the form of oils and such. What it does need is to be kept clean. That above all will help it to last. All the grunge and crud from your hands do the same thing to the frets and wood of the fretboard that they do to the strings. Same goes for an ebony fretboard, or unfinished maple. If it's a high gloss fretboard, then just a wipe down is all it needs, since it's laquered and you don't want to be putting chemicals on that.
#10
Keeping it too moist and soggy is not good, as you can imagine. It will get soft, lost the tone, sounds muddy, and lose it's natural strenght - the same thing that would happen if you take any piece of wood and keep it wet all the time.

You can do it maybe once a month or longer. You don't want to over-do stuff like this.
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