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Is furniture oil OK for a fretboard

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Danham, Nov 9, 2003.

  1. Danham

    Danham Guest

    Feb 11, 2003
    Shreveport LA
    I've never oiled my fretboard and feel it's way past time. Thing is I don't have any fretboard oil. But I'm holding in my hand a bottle of Old English Lemon Oil for wood furniture. Is that OK?:confused:
  2. Marley's Ghost

    Marley's Ghost Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2002
    Tampa, FL
    What kind of fretboard?
  3. Danham

    Danham Guest

    Feb 11, 2003
    Shreveport LA
    it's a rosewood fretboard
  4. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    The Lemon OIL is ok to use on a rosewood or ebony board if it's dried out. Never use Lemon Polish, though. It can do some pretty damaging stuff to a finish. And be fairly careful about not getting the oil on the finish, too. I've seen some ugly results come from that.
  5. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
    Ron at Alembic recommends Jasco Lemon Oil. After trying it, I'm using it on all my basses, and it works beautifully. I usually apply a very light coat, and rub it in "a lot". On most boards, it'll last a long time. You can find Jasco products (or order them) at most hardware stores.
  6. :rolleyes:

  7. Ty_Boogie

    Ty_Boogie Bass, A way of life

    Sep 6, 2004
    Troy, NY
    hmm........I just rubbed down my rosewood fretboard with old english lemon oil, wait half an hour and gave it another light coat.............

    another half hour has passed now, it looks much better

    I hope if was absorbed well, it says conditions and protects.

    Oh, cleaned with warm water on a clean lint free cloth

    sorry for brining up an old thread, I searched for old english lemon oil and got this....... :hyper:
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