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oil for rosewood board?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by CaptainWally, Jun 11, 2004.

  1. CaptainWally

    CaptainWally Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2000
    Sandy Eggo, CA
    what kind of oil should i treat my rosewood fretboard with?
  2. There's only one thing I use...I get it shipped up from GB Guitars in the UK..

    Lem-Oil....I treat my Ebony fingerboard with it...wipe a little on....rub it hard to clean the board and frets...wipe it off.....!!

    Wipe another layer on..leave it for 30mins and then wipe any remain lem-oil off...its feeds the wood and brings bk to natural finish...great for doin...another where wood is exposed...my friend now uses it religiously on his Warwick...:)..

    Lem-oil can be found at most music shops..i get it from GB guitars cause they are bigger bottles. :)...

    One tip tho...dont pour onto the fingerboard....a lil goes a long way..better to put some on a cloth and then wipe of the fingerboard :)...

    Hope this helps... :)....
  3. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I use lemon oil.
  4. Scott French

    Scott French Dude

    May 12, 2004
    Grass Valley, CA
    I use orange oil/wax on the recommedation of Ken Bebense. Does the same thing but smells really good. I could't stand the smell of the lemon oil I had. I use it for pretty much all raw/oiled parts, my entire dolphin, etc.
  5. hondo8671


    Apr 22, 2004
    LEMON OIL!!!! WORK GREAT!! :bassist: :hyper:
  6. Wood = Basses

    Wood = Basses

    Jun 19, 2003
    butchers block oil/oil wood preserver
  7. Mongeaux


    Apr 14, 2004
    I always wonder about this as well. Some people say not to put anything on rosewood while others swear by some kind of oil. Seems to me that if you never clean your fingerboard the natural buildup of finger oils would seal the wood or at least keep it from drying out.
  8. BigTopBruno


    Sep 6, 2002
    NJ, USA
    I use linseed oil when it starts looking dry.
  9. Tumbao


    Nov 10, 2001
    I use linseed oil in my Rosewood and Ebony fingerboards.
  10. PasdaBeer


    Nov 2, 2002
    Santa Rosa California
    SandStorm Designs
    lem oil

    alot of people say NOT to use wax type products on fingerboards, since you rjust adding more wax to transfer to your strings and kill them faster.
  11. Wood = Basses

    Wood = Basses

    Jun 19, 2003
    I would not use linseed oil, it occasionally combusts I am told. Not sure if its true, but why would they lie and why take the chance when you could use wonderful butchers block oil...
  12. main_sale


    Apr 26, 2004
    Cape Cod
    TCM guitars recommends a few drops of Watco Danish oil.


    Nov 24, 2001
    New York,NY
    ...I said it once & a thousand times after, mineral oil...

  14. Cliff Bordwell

    Cliff Bordwell Commercial User

    Jan 6, 2004
    USA , Orlando , Florida
    Owner of CB BASSES
    Lemon oil or Orange oil works good.
    Both clean the fingerboard at the same time they replenish the oils.