Do you oil your fretboards?

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Re: Do you oil your fretboards?

Post by dltinter » Mon Jan 22, 2007 5:06 pm

I oil mine as you do not want the board to dry out and crack.

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Re: Do you oil your fretboards?

Post by scottme » Tue Jan 23, 2007 5:04 pm

I use Orange oil occasionally. Smells nice...

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Re: Do you oil your fretboards?

Post by aen » Wed Jan 24, 2007 1:28 pm

hmmmm, perhaps i should oil the 69 jag that lived with a non-guitarist for a few years...
I prefer their older stuff.

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Re: Do you oil your fretboards?

Post by Naturality » Wed Jan 24, 2007 2:02 pm

aen wrote: hmmmm, perhaps i should oil the 69 jag that lived with a non-guitarist for a few years...
Why have an expensive guitar like that if you don't play?

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Post by TheMilford » Wed Jan 24, 2007 2:38 pm

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Re: Do you oil your fretboards?

Post by aen » Wed Jan 24, 2007 4:53 pm

Naturality wrote:
aen wrote: hmmmm, perhaps i should oil the 69 jag that lived with a non-guitarist for a few years...
Why have an expensive guitar like that if you don't play?
Previous owner.  What i meant was the previous owner was not a guitarist.  And i havent ever oiled any fretboards, so it's probably about that time.
I prefer their older stuff.

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Post by Naturality » Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:35 pm

aen wrote: Previous owner.  What i meant was the previous owner was not a guitarist.  And i havent ever oiled any fretboards, so it's probably about that time.
Yeah, I got that it was a previous owner, but why did they have it? Seems pointless

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Post by aen » Fri Jan 26, 2007 7:01 am

Street cred.  If you knew the guy, you'd understand.  He's the type of guy hwos in a "pop-rock" badn with 3 keyboardists and a hardcore band.
I prefer their older stuff.

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Re: Do you oil your fretboards?

Post by Stereordinary » Sat Jan 27, 2007 10:44 am

I got this little wooden container of bee's wax wood polish from my mom and I've been using it to clean and condition my fretboards.  It really does a number on them and they look and feel/play fantastic.  The only problem is, it was hand-made by a very small local farm in a very small town and sold at a very small roadside booth.  Once I use it up, no more magic fingerboard wax.
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Re: Do you oil your fretboards?

Post by Naturality » Sat Jan 27, 2007 10:49 am

aen wrote: Street cred.  If you knew the guy, you'd understand.  He's the type of guy hwos in a "pop-rock" badn with 3 keyboardists and a hardcore band.
I know exactly what you mean,.

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Re: Do you oil your fretboards?

Post by scottme » Sat Jan 27, 2007 2:47 pm

stereordinary wrote: Once I use it up, no more magic fingerboard wax.
...unless you start a bee colony and then sell your super secret wax formula to us willing forumites. I don't suppose your neighbours would be that happy thoogh.

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Re: Do you oil your fretboards?

Post by Stereordinary » Sat Jan 27, 2007 5:13 pm

Apartment Bees.  Sounds like a sweet band.  8)
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Re: Do you oil your fretboards?

Post by Surfoverb » Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:13 am

I use lemon oil on the fretboard, wipe some on, let it sit 5 minutes then wipe off.

Also, a great way to make the paint and chrome shine is to use pure carnauba car wax.

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Re: Do you oil your fretboards?

Post by ~*blissedandgone*~ » Tue Apr 17, 2007 5:31 am

I used to live in California, and I would oil my Jaguar and acoustic's fretboards with lemon oil whenever they didn't look or feel as good as they should, but since I've moved out to Ohio they have been feeling good. I would do as Jazzblaster does, rub it on, let it soak for a few minutes, then I would rub the hell out of with a paper towel.

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Re: Do you oil your fretboards?

Post by Daysleeper » Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:19 pm

Yep I always oil! I just bought a new Dunlop System 65 Guitar Maintenance kit. it's got a 2 step fretboard solution which cleans them up like new. It also has string cleaner, guitar body polish and wax. It's only $26 dollars and may lasts about 5 years if you use it wisely. Awesome kit...higly recommended.

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