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    lemon oil for rosewood fingerboard?

    Hi ,

    I just wanted to know from your experience what kind of lemon oil would you recommend for rosewood fingerboard? (planet waves, dunlop, etc)
    I have JP...
    A friend is using Gerlitz guitar honey on his SILO and is very happy.
    in the same time I heard that lemon oil makes the wood dry if you are not using after a product like Fret Doctor.

    I use now for strings Fast Fret GHS A87 Fast Fret
    I am not liking it or dislike it
    the strings just feels smooth when you play ...
    but is says you can use it for frets, neck and fingerboard, though I had not the courage to do so

    Now regarding the neck "maintenance" , I can not find here (romania -somewhere in europe- hahaha) the Birchwood Casey products , anything else you would recommend? (a friend wanted to bring me from US but the airline said are flammable and cannot take them in the plane )

    later edit: I can not find wonder wipes in RO as some suggested :-)


    paul
    Last edited by PaoloGilberto; 11-25-2009 at 03:42 AM.

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    i've found Birchwood Casey products in europe
    at thomman.de
    they sell a complete kit

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    Wonder Wipes fretboard conditioner. Works perfectly!
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    Birchwood Casy isn't made for rosewood fingerboards. Most so called lemon oil products for wood are kerosene with lemon scent. Either use 100% pure culinary grade lemon oil, or better yet, get EB Wonder Wipes fretboard cleaner and conditioner.

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    Ah, forgot about this...here's the link to Thomann, they'll ship to Romania for sure...!

    Music Man Care Set MMPflege1

    If you don't wanna redo the entire neck with the oil/wax treatment, I'd definitely go for the Wonder Wipes! They're tailor made for the rw fretboard!
    Last edited by Coffeemug; 11-25-2009 at 03:42 AM.
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    thank you all a lot for opinions. I re-edit the text to clarify some point

    Coffemug , thx a lot, I had a search few weeks ago on thoman but with "Birchwood casy" and were no results...i see that the kit has the music man name stick to it

    the price is just crazy at thomann, 3 times higher then ordering them from US and paying shipping

    any other opinions on products for rosewood fingerboard?
    Last edited by PaoloGilberto; 11-25-2009 at 03:54 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by candid_x View Post
    Birchwood Casy isn't made for rosewood fingerboards. Most so called lemon oil products for wood are kerosene with lemon scent. Either use 100% pure culinary grade lemon oil, or better yet, get EB Wonder Wipes fretboard cleaner and conditioner.
    Oh, I didn't know that most of the lemon oil products was kerosene with lemon scent
    I will have to check more carefully the products I use (I have some Dunlop Lemon Oil and some Dr. Stringfellow).
    I think you're right : it's better to use culinary oil so you are sure it's not a toxic product.

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    You only need the EB wonder wipes frtboard conditioner, works great.

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    linseed oil is what alot of luithers use...it might be hard to find!

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    EB products are great for rosewood.

    You can also use Johnsons Baby oil on Rosewood. People have fed back to me saying they have had great results with it.
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    Use wonderwipes and get rid of the fast fret crap, no good!
    If you want to buy birchwood casey, google in your country - sometimes in gunshops they sell it.
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    as I said in the first lines , I can't find wonder wipes here, so this suggestion is not a solution

    Johnson baby oil seems very greasy , hmmm....it may be good but I can't afford the risk

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaoloGilberto View Post
    as I said in the first lines , I can't find wonder wipes here, so this suggestion is not a solution

    Johnson baby oil seems very greasy , hmmm....it may be good but I can't afford the risk
    There is no risk - my mate builds guitars for a living and uses it all the time.
    I've used it , others have used it and no one has complained yet.

    Oily? Well think of Lemon OIL etc- its an oil that feeds the wood.
    It is soooooooooo cheap too!
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    Lizard Spit fretboard conditioner, I bought it in The Netherlands at a local shop. When you put it on the fretboard gets a bit abrasive (so it's not greasey) but after a bit of playng its smooth and clean as you've never seen (and felt) it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tornandfrayed View Post
    linseed oil is what alot of luithers use...it might be hard to find!
    Double-boiled linseed oil is what I have used for years on rosewood fingerboards.
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