#1
Hello guys.

I wanted to ask you something about fretboards. I'll be cleaning and restringing my friends guitar and I got everything I need, except Lemon Oil, so I need something to put on the fretboard after I clean it. The shop I buy from recommended me Walnut oil, but I wanted to ask you if there are any other oils that I can use on it?

And also do these oils that they offer me contain something special in them or?... Because I found Walnut oil in a market near my home.

Its a rosewood fretboard btw, forgot to mention that.
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#2
Do not use walnut oil...walnut oil is for cooking

However, if you're making a salad dressing...
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#3
Ok

Any suggestions?
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#4
I use Lemon Oil Guitar Spray.

GHS fast frets, Dunlop, Dr. Stringfellow, etc.

Don't use 100% lemon oil, get the stuff that is for guitars. Spray it on, let it sit, wipe down real good, wipe again.

Don't put water on it. Don't put Pledge type products on it. Just use a NEW toothbrush. Sometimes I use .0000 steel wool but we won't get into that here.

Also use the Search bar for Cleaning Rosewood Fretboards.
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Also use the Search bar for Cleaning Rosewood Fretboards.


Will do, but I was interested in alternatives to Lemon Oil, since I can't find any at the moment.
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#6
I've never heard of using Walnut oil for cleaning a fretboard, the only alternative I've heard of would be linseed oil. But seriously, lemon oil is great stuff, I highly recommend using that (as long as it's not maple) and sparing yourself the brain cramp
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Quote by BoogieManMKD
Will do, but I was interested in alternatives to Lemon Oil, since I can't find any at the moment.


well, again, you don't want to use 100% lemon oil so personally i wouldn't worry about trying to find something around the house or a hardware store and just order it online and wait.

linseed oil I hear works too but in that instance you use very little (I hear) like a a drop per fret space and you don't drop it onto the board you rub it in from a qtip or swab or something.

just order the spray if you don't have a guitar store handy.

also, there was a very interesting story on this over in Electric Guitar last night so see if you can find that.
#8
Quote by 311ZOSOVHJH
I use Lemon Oil Guitar Spray.

GHS fast frets, Dunlop, Dr. Stringfellow, etc.

Don't use 100% lemon oil, get the stuff that is for guitars. Spray it on, let it sit, wipe down real good, wipe again.

Don't put water on it. Don't put Pledge type products on it. Just use a NEW toothbrush. Sometimes I use .0000 steel wool but we won't get into that here.

Also use the Search bar for Cleaning Rosewood Fretboards.

isn't fast fret just for the strings ?


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isn't fast fret just for the strings ?


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Yeah, but it can clean the fretboard to some extent too. Also, you can put it on the back of the neck to make it all slippery, I know someone who does on Gibson necks to reduce the stick, but I didn't like it, i prefer the feel of a neck lightly cleaned with Dunlop guitar polish, fast fret is too wet. But it is nice on the strings....
#10
I use some stuff called Dr. Duck's AxWax. It's amazing stuff and I've used it to clean many fretboards. One bottle of it will last longer than the guitar probably. Its used to clean fretboards, but you can use it for every surface on a guitar (bridge, body, headstock, etc.) including Maple.
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