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How do you clean your maple fretboard??

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Kelu, Apr 5, 2003.


  1. Kelu

    Kelu

    Dec 6, 2002
    Lille in France
    how should I clean my musicman sterling maple neck??
    How clean the back of the neck? ,the fretboard??
    thx
     
  2. Brooks

    Brooks

    Apr 4, 2000
    Middle East
    Maple necks are lacquered, just like the body, so you clean them the same way. I just use a guitar polishing liquid and a soft cloth.
     
  3. geezer316

    geezer316

    Jan 26, 2003
    NEW HAVEN ,CT
    i use both guitar polish and lemon oil, i put the lemon oil on every couple of months or so(more so if the climate is dry)and i use fender g/polish every couple of days judging by how much i play that perticuler inst.(i own 3 basses and i alternate between them):bassist:
     
  4. Brooks

    Brooks

    Apr 4, 2000
    Middle East
    Lemon oil is not for lacquer...I use it on ebony boards.
     
  5. Kelu

    Kelu

    Dec 6, 2002
    Lille in France
    So I can use Fender Polish without problem on my laquered musicman neck??
    You really sure, 'cause I just paid 300euros to clean and refret my neck, and now i'm poor, I just dont want to repair my neck once again ! ! !
    And what about Dr Stringfellow from Kyser ??
     
  6. Brooks

    Brooks

    Apr 4, 2000
    Middle East
    Lemon oil is for untreated fingerboards, such as ebony, pau fero, rosewood etc. Maple boards are lacquered, so guitar polish is all you need.
     
  7. Bryan_G

    Bryan_G

    Apr 28, 2000
    Austin, Texas
    My stingray's neck is not lacquered. I use lemon oil to clean it. It works fairly well but I can tell the baord has darkened a bit over time.


    -cp