#1
Hi All,

I have a 1997 Gibson Les Paul Studio, it's due a re-string, and I was wondering if I should condition the fretboard with lemon oil like I do on my strat which has a rosewood fretboard?

Sorry about the nOOb ish question, its just i'm new to les pauls- well owning them anyway.

Thanks in advance

Dan
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#3
Thanks for that.

Does anyone know if i can use the dunlop lemon oil like I use on my strat?

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#4
You can. The lin seed oil is the choice of the pro techs as it seals the wood as it dries. So I've been told.
#5
what type of wood it doesnt matter les paul or not
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#6
I haven't put the lemon oil on my Gibson yet but my Schecter has an ebony fretboard also and that's fine with it.

EDIT: for some reason i read ebony which clearly isn't in the post at all. I'd presume it's alright. All i've been warned about is don't use it on maple.
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#7
Thanks guys, exactly what i was after. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't going to do any damage.

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#8
I apply the Dunlop lemon oil on my Les Pauls every time I change the strings
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#9
nice one mrV, i'll give it a good going over then

alternativebass> i know what you mean mate, same wood etc, but i didn't know if gibson had some manufacturing process which the lemon oil would remove, so asked the question just to make sure.
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#10
Bore oil? Like gun bore oil?
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#12
We're talking neck, not body.
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Last edited by Jango22 at Nov 4, 2008,
#13
I use lemon oil on all my fretboards. I have tried all kinds of lemon oil and the stuff they sell at the guitar shop. I finally found something I am very happy with, I use something called Weiman Natural Lemon Oil. I get it at my local grocery store and it is fairly cheap 16oz bottle for a few bucks and it lasts a very long time. I have never had a problem with it and it keeps the wood in pristein condition. This was actually rcomended by a friend who restores antique furniture here in Boston.
#15
Somebody mentioned bore oil...gun bore oil?
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#16
If you don't oil your fretboards, they will get dirty, for one, and they may dry out and even crack in extreme cases.

Gun bore oil would not go well with wood, from what I can understand. It is like a machine oil almost, designed to lubricate and clean serious stuff, not to moisturize delicate wood. I could be wrong though.
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#20
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If you don't oil your fretboards, they will get dirty, for one, and they may dry out and even crack in extreme cases.

Gun bore oil would not go well with wood, from what I can understand. It is like a machine oil almost, designed to lubricate and clean serious stuff, not to moisturize delicate wood. I could be wrong though.


the fretboard won't crack you may get some white streaks in it if its a rosewood which happened on my old guitar but i've never seen cracks caused from the lack of oiling