Cleaning a maple fretboard on an SK777
I've had an sk777 for about 8 years and the fretboard has always been filthy. I thought it was in the wood and their wasn't much I could do about it. It's recently occurred to me that I can clean it!
Couple of quieries...
1)If I just leave the grime on it will it eventually damage the fretboard?
2)Any thoughts on which stuff to use on it? Which chemicals/which clearcoat etc.. (lots of conflicting advice in the other fretboard threads!)
3)If I clean it, I will obviously have to re seal it with some sort of clearcoat too. Even though it will look better once done, will it de- value the guitar?
I've heard people say over the years not to re finish your guitar in any way because it de- values it if you wanted to sell it one day, as it compramises the integrity of the original.
Not that I would sell it though to be fair because it is an awesome guitar! Handles like maradonna!