1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  

Oiling a vintage Fender P rosewood fretboard

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by daveinbrooklyn, Sep 28, 2008.


  1. I'm thinking about oiling the rosewood fretboard of one of my old P basses. I don't think it's been treated in decades, and I've been told by a few techs that it would be good to remove the strings and oil the board to help preserve the wood. For how long, if at all, should I let the bass sit before I wipe off the oil? Anything I should be careful about before I do this? I've heard too much oil can cause the frets to lift. I was planning to use Old English lemon oil.

    thanks
     
  2. Oren Hudson

    Oren Hudson

    Dec 25, 2007
    Gastonia, NC
    Hey Dave - just look about 4 threads/posts down from yours and you'll see the same question with about 3 pages of input. Neck will not shift just because the strings are off. :cool: PS-never hurts to do a little search before posting. There are those on here that get pretty nasty about members posting before searching at least a little. :meh:
     
  3. Hey Oren,

    Thanks, Sorry I missed the previous post. I'd checked the page before I posted but I must've scrolled past the thread. Long weekend and my eyes are getting tired...

    Take it easy,
    Dave
     
  4. kyral210

    kyral210

    Sep 14, 2007
    Manchester
    Rosewood = Linseed Oil
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.