Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: East Cost, U.S.
Re: Cleaning your Prestige fretboard :)
From what I have read, lemon oil isn't very good for your fretboard. A while back, someone recommended that I use boiled lin seed oil, so I tried it.
I'll tell you what - I did it back in the spring of 2008 and I haven't done it since. I did it to four guitars: Ibanez RG3120, Ibanez RG550LTD, Ibanez Artstar and Gibson ES-175 (yeah, weird combination with the Ibanezes, but, I'm a Jazz guy, too! LOL) and each fretboard looks exactly as dark as it did the day I put the stuff on.
I actually ended up having this huge debate with some people about the issue (they used lemon oil) and so I looked up what all the major acoustic companies suggested.
Martin suggested lin seed oil, Taylor suggested lin seed oil, Gibson suggested lin seed oil and one of them (I can't remember which) even stated flat out that lemon oil is actually BAD for your fret board.
So, yeah, I'm a lin seed user. I've also heard (from the same person who suggested lin seed oil) that mineral oil is very good, too.