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Wenge neck cleaning/maintenance

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by ilmaio, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. ilmaio


    Sep 3, 2009
    Cremona - Italy
    Hi everyone, i just got an Ibanez SRXXV: it's the limited edition to celebrate the 25 years of the SR line, and it has a wenge neck and a beautiful padouk top.

    The wenge of the neck looks a little dry, so i was wondering if is necessary some sort of maintenance, like lemon oil or similar products to nourish the wood?
    And what about cleaning? what should i use?
    Same questions about the padouk top.

    Thanks in advance
  2. Essen

    Essen Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    I use warwick wax on my SR1205, works great.
  3. Don't wax the wenge! Warwick wax is not intended for that, either. It's for their natural finish bodies. They'll tell you that no finish is required on a wenge neck, the oils from your palm are more than enough.

    As far as cleaning a wenge neck, lemon oil will do but BE SPARING!
  4. 4StringTheorist

    4StringTheorist Supporting Member

    A little lemon oil once every 6-12 months has done well for my wenge neck and fingerboard for 12 years now.
  5. Bassamatic

    Bassamatic keepin' the beat since the 60's Supporting Member

  6. ilmaio


    Sep 3, 2009
    Cremona - Italy
    Thanks for the suggestions guys:)
  7. WarwickOfficial


    May 15, 2012
    Warwick & Framus Social Media
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  8. ilikebass7


    Sep 7, 2008
    Endorsing Artist: Marco Bass Guitars
    I have used wax and never had a problem with it as long as I don't let it sit for to long.

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