neck stickyness, fret dullness
I have an Ibanez rg with and edge 3 bridge, chrome hardware, greyburst finish and Dimarzio Evolutions (big Steve Vai fan). I love it with all my heart, but after about 11 months, have been experiencing some small, undesirable problems.
First of all, the frets on the fingerboard have lost their shine and luster, they are starting to look old and dull. I have tried a few things to possibly make them shinier and nothing has worked. I want it to look like how it looked when i first took it out of the box and the frets were as shiny as the chrome hardware. I miss that. Any advice would be helpful.
Also, the back of the guitar's neck has become sticky and moist-like (possibly from the perspiration on hands ?), simply put, I can't slide my hand up and down with no friction anymore. It has lowered the fastness of my once-brilliant neck to stickiness. The texture isn't like this on the back of the headstock next to the tuners, its still smooth and fast, because my hand is never there. Is there any technique for fixing this problem?