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Cleaning the neck?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Russy, Dec 3, 2003.

  1. My neck is a bit dull and I am confused as to what to use to clean it.What can i use to clean my neck or give it more life?.
  2. Finger Blister

    Finger Blister

    Jul 8, 2003
    Naptha or Mineral Spirits to remove oils.
    Glass Cleaner to remove water based dirt.
    Buff with guitar finish cleaner or wax, depending.
  3. Which fingerboard is it? Rosewood, maple, ebony... Is it polished (does it shine)?

  4. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Are we talking about the fretboard or the neck ???

    If it's the fretboard, especially if it's unfinished, pure lemon oil, (not the junk in grocery stores), is good.
    If the fretboard is finished, as Blister says, naptha is a good choice

    If it's a finished neck, a guitar gloss/polish like GHS or Dunlop should suffice.

    Unfinished neck - either don't mess with it or use tung oil.

    What you are trying to avoid is anything with petroleum distillates. That stuff will gunk up your instrument.
  5. Glass cleaner has alcohol in it and should not be used on the finish of any instrument.

    Try the Martin Guitar polish, it works wonders on all wood.

  6. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Moved to Setup...

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