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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-22-2015, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
 
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RG550MXX fretboard question

Hey,
Just recently joined the forums so I'm totally new here, but was recommended by a friend that this is the place to go for all things Ibanez!

Yesterday, I got my hands on a 20th anniversary RG550 in DY. Very happy with the guitar, completely surpassed my expectations and it's in great condition.

My only question is about the fretboard. I've never actually owned a maple fretboard until now (mostly rosewoods and one ebony), but I wanted to know what you would recommend to use to clean any future dirt build up? I'm not sure whether it's a raw or unfinished board, but I've been told to avoid lemon oil at all costs.

Any help would be absolutely awesome!
Thanks.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-07-2015, 02:48 AM
 
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Re: RG550MXX fretboard question

The maple fretboard on a 20th Anni RG has some kind of thin clear coat on it, so I clean it using isopropyl alcohol on a cotton swab.
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Re: RG550MXX fretboard question

yeah, don't use lemon oil or any traditional fret board cleaner.... its a no no
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Re: RG550MXX fretboard question

Check out this sticky'd thread: Maple Fretboard Cleaning
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