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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-07-2012, 11:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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Neck /fret dressing?

My fretboard feels kinda ....dryish sorta,especially on vibrato & smooth bends ....Ive heard teak oil can be used & lemon oil cant ... doesnt Dunlop make some good fretboard polish? and will it make it more smoother or glassy like?
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Re: Neck /fret dressing?

There are a few companies that make fretboard wipes. I've actually used fast fret on my rosewood boards and it seemed to last longer then lemon oil. might want to work over your frets with some 0000 grade steel wool while your at it... really shines them up.
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well,the wood itself feels like it needs it too. i used the 0000 but didnt seem to make much difference
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Re: Neck /fret dressing?

I wouldn't use teak oil on the fretboard..that stuff is a finishing oil for bodies and the back of necks. I think lots of guys go with lem-oil or something similar.
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I wouldn't use teak oil on the fretboard..that stuff is a finishing oil for bodies and the back of necks. I think lots of guys go with lem-oil or something similar.
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Re: Neck /fret dressing?

Is it a maple, or rosewood board?



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Is it a maple, or rosewood board?
Rosewood i believe ....darker wood
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Re: Neck /fret dressing?

fine machine oil is also pretty good for rosewood boards. I try it out once as a suggestion from a luthier and I believe it's the best thing that I've used so far. Don't over do it though, apply, if the wood absorbs the oil imediately apply a second coat.

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Re: Neck /fret dressing?

Machine oil huh? any chance youd have a brand name or a suggestion who carries it so I know where to start. Ive also heard of people using a light mist of wd40 believe it or not which im sure isnt good for it long term ....and thats what we want is long term
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Re: Neck /fret dressing?

I dont have a problem with my frets, its the Inbetween ......the wood itself just dont feel as smooth as I want it to feel. hard to describe kinda ....almost as if it has a texture to it & sometimes i can almost feel it if im doing real slow bends kinda. ...its almost like theres micro sized grooves or rough areas of teh fretboard ......yet ive been over & inbetween every fret with fine wool so that upon rubbing it with your fingers on the bare wood,it feels smooth .....yet .....put a string on it & some pressure & theres SOME kind of texture to the wood that needs either a treatment,or a polish to really smooth it out, or something. Not looking to "clean" the fretboard .....cuz ive done that when i first got the guitar ....just looking for a glassy smooothness to the wood so that on slow bends,theres no noticable texture to the wood.
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Re: Neck /fret dressing?

By a Cort or Fender with the plastic fretboard.
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Re: Neck /fret dressing?

For rosewood, I like the Dunlop oil. Cleans great and looks even better.



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Re: Neck /fret dressing?

But how does it do for "feel" on the fretboard? I have machine oil,just havent used it yet.Just happen to have some after an earlier post I read.
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Re: Neck /fret dressing?

I use lemon oil for rosewood and ebony and it works fine and can improve the feel.

If it is really dry it is more a question of rehydration over a longer period rather a quick wipe over.

I'd give it a light rub down with fine grade steel wool then apply some oil, wipe off excess and repeat. Do this every time you change strings (once a month maybe?) and after a while you will notice the difference and you can do it less frequently.

If the fretboard is good I would just apply the oil with a cloth and use it as a cleaner, then wipe of an let it soak in before stringing.
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