Fretboard care

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by jcadmus, Jan 2, 2001.

  1. jcadmus


    Apr 2, 2000
    Any advice out there on proper fretboard care? I have a Carvin LB75 with an ebony fingerboard and a Fender Jazz with a Rosewood fingerboard.

    Should I be treating the fretboards with anything, and if so what and how often?

  2. nastyn8c


    Feb 7, 2005
    Tampa, FL
    Wow. This was my question. I have a Carvin LB75 with ebony board. Perhaps after 4 Years this thread will get answered.
  3. lol thats one heck of a bump, really wish i could help you out but i have no idea
  4. Here.. Try one of these... I use it thrice a month

    Full Cleaner
    Just the Fretboard

    I love that word, Thrice... Not once, not twice, but thrice...
  5. bass-shy


    Jan 11, 2005
    Regarding the rosewood fretboard, use lemon or linseed oil about once a year, in the fall. A little goes a long way. The ebony board could probably get the same treatment but Martin guitars suggests that you use light weight 3 in 1 machine oil. All you are trying to do is prevent the wood from drying out which will lead to cracking and splitting. Unless you live in a area that is super dry, once a year should be plenty.
  6. Should one use raw or boiled linseed oil?
  7. Bass


    Nov 10, 2003
    I have an ebony finger board, and I've heard it doesn't need oil, and I've never treated it.

    But if I did I would use boiled linseed oil.