damole
Registered User
Join date: Feb 2007
736 IQ
#1
what do u clean ur fretboard with? i heard that using water is the best way.
captivate
d[-.-]b Asian Audiophile.
Join date: Apr 2007
1,602 IQ
#3
not lemon juice. that can destroy the finish. You use water and a textured, but soft cloth. just dampen the cloth and give the fretboard a good rub down.
Equipment:
- Art & Lutherie Cedar CW (SOLD! )
- Martin D-16RGT w/ LR Baggs M1 Active Soundhole Pickup
- Seagull 25th Anniversary Flame Maple w/ LR Baggs Micro EQ

Have an acoustic guitar? Don't let your guitar dry out! Click here.
KSUGuy
The Alvarez Fan
Join date: Feb 2007
365 IQ
#4
Lemon juice would be bad, yes. Lemon OIL is ok. I use a product called Lizard Spit, which is a combo of lemon and orange oils, and also works as a string lube. I like it. If you use the oil tho, you only need to use it a couple times a year at most. And really, you shouldn't need to clean your fret board that often if your washing your hands before you play, like you should.
********May Truth and Good Music Prevail!********
damole
Registered User
Join date: Feb 2007
736 IQ
#5
lol okay, and also is there a big difference when u first clean it?
bluezombie
Marchello B. Beaulieu
Join date: May 2007
2,930 IQ
#6
I should probably clean my fretboard too, it's full of dead skin particles and other strange products...

And some blood from when i used to do alot of tapping
Guitars:
'11 Gibson Buckethead LP
'97 Fender Cali Series Strat
?? Samick Bass
'01 Fernandes Dragonfly Elite
bluezombie
Marchello B. Beaulieu
Join date: May 2007
2,930 IQ
#8
Quote by damole
also, what kind of cloth do u use?

I'm guessing a regular soft facecloth should do the trick
Guitars:
'11 Gibson Buckethead LP
'97 Fender Cali Series Strat
?? Samick Bass
'01 Fernandes Dragonfly Elite
captivate
d[-.-]b Asian Audiophile.
Join date: Apr 2007
1,602 IQ
#9
Quote by damole
also, what kind of cloth do u use?


for the fretboard you can use some rougher clothes like any old face cloth. The texture makes it easier to clean the dead skin, etc. don't use rough stuff on the guitar body though.
Equipment:
- Art & Lutherie Cedar CW (SOLD! )
- Martin D-16RGT w/ LR Baggs M1 Active Soundhole Pickup
- Seagull 25th Anniversary Flame Maple w/ LR Baggs Micro EQ

Have an acoustic guitar? Don't let your guitar dry out! Click here.
Akabilk
Registered User
Join date: Jul 2008
21 IQ
#10
Lint free cloth. Just add some lemon oil to it and slide it back and forth underneath the strings or do it when your changing your strings. It's not a rocket science thing.
Akabilk
Registered User
Join date: Jul 2008
21 IQ
#12
Stick with the soft rag and keep the toothbrush for your teeth.
damole
Registered User
Join date: Feb 2007
736 IQ
#13
Quote by damole
lol okay, and also is there a big difference when u first clean it?


no one answered that btw...
captivate
d[-.-]b Asian Audiophile.
Join date: Apr 2007
1,602 IQ
#14
what do you mean a big difference? unless it's really dirty, you won't feel much difference. it's just clean...
Equipment:
- Art & Lutherie Cedar CW (SOLD! )
- Martin D-16RGT w/ LR Baggs M1 Active Soundhole Pickup
- Seagull 25th Anniversary Flame Maple w/ LR Baggs Micro EQ

Have an acoustic guitar? Don't let your guitar dry out! Click here.
1 Winged Angel
UG Newbie
Join date: Sep 2008
22 IQ
#15
Quote by captivate
what do you mean a big difference? unless it's really dirty, you won't feel much difference. it's just clean...


And a clean guitar is a happy guitar... assuming inanimate objects had feelings...
I just tend to make sure to wash my hands before I play, I haven't had much of a problem with it being dirty. Keeping strings and fretboard/frets clean makes sure that your hands don't get much dirtier from handling your guitar, and helps your strings last longer.
Guitars Owned: Yamaha F335
bluezombie
Marchello B. Beaulieu
Join date: May 2007
2,930 IQ
#16
Damole, shut up lol. We answered your question in various different ways. Just rub a cloth over the damn thing.
Guitars:
'11 Gibson Buckethead LP
'97 Fender Cali Series Strat
?? Samick Bass
'01 Fernandes Dragonfly Elite
captivate
d[-.-]b Asian Audiophile.
Join date: Apr 2007
1,602 IQ
#17
Quote by 1 Winged Angel
And a clean guitar is a happy guitar... assuming inanimate objects had feelings...
I just tend to make sure to wash my hands before I play, I haven't had much of a problem with it being dirty. Keeping strings and fretboard/frets clean makes sure that your hands don't get much dirtier from handling your guitar, and helps your strings last longer.


Quite true. Though... Even if you wash your hands before playing, the fretboard will still eventually get dirty from the dead skin falling off your hands.
Equipment:
- Art & Lutherie Cedar CW (SOLD! )
- Martin D-16RGT w/ LR Baggs M1 Active Soundhole Pickup
- Seagull 25th Anniversary Flame Maple w/ LR Baggs Micro EQ

Have an acoustic guitar? Don't let your guitar dry out! Click here.
damole
Registered User
Join date: Feb 2007
736 IQ
#18
how do u know if ur fretboard is dirty?
bluezombie
Marchello B. Beaulieu
Join date: May 2007
2,930 IQ
#19
Quote by damole
how do u know if ur fretboard is dirty?

Guitars:
'11 Gibson Buckethead LP
'97 Fender Cali Series Strat
?? Samick Bass
'01 Fernandes Dragonfly Elite
captivate
d[-.-]b Asian Audiophile.
Join date: Apr 2007
1,602 IQ
#20
Quote by damole
how do u know if ur fretboard is dirty?

are you serious?

sorry, but i dont think that one was dignified enough for a response.
Equipment:
- Art & Lutherie Cedar CW (SOLD! )
- Martin D-16RGT w/ LR Baggs M1 Active Soundhole Pickup
- Seagull 25th Anniversary Flame Maple w/ LR Baggs Micro EQ

Have an acoustic guitar? Don't let your guitar dry out! Click here.
David_Bowie=GOD
.
Join date: Feb 2008
2,524 IQ
#21
Quote by damole
how do u know if ur fretboard is dirty?




im sorry but even a noob should know that

gee i dunno, when its dirty and dusty?!!?!
Quote by Bloodavian
Its not about the Radio its about talent, the front man has a bigger vocal range than Micheal Jackson and he can sing from heavey metal to high pitched ...No.12 on the top 20 under rated guitarists of ALL TIME...etc

1-Bloodavian 0-Forkman.

^Fail^
1 Winged Angel
UG Newbie
Join date: Sep 2008
22 IQ
#22
Its dirty when there is dust on it really. Dust = skin + fibers (clothes) + pollen.
You can try using a bit of cloth and rub it on the fretboard and see if its dirty. Usually you can notice. Another trick is to lightly lick your finger and rub it on the fretboard. That will tell you if its dirty.

I was talking with someone else who has played guitar for 13 years and he said lemon oil every once in a while is good, other then that, you dont really need much but maybe a little polish like dunlop or something. But yes, lemon oil only really.
Guitars Owned: Yamaha F335