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    [restore(?) unfinished maple fretboard]

    Hi, All:

    This is my first post here, so thanks for having me.

    I registered because I want to hear from people who actually have the same guitar and see what they've done.
    I have an EVH EB/MM. Because of use, wear/tear and probably lack of the proper maintenance, my maple fretboard has become dark(stained yellow) and dirty . At least it looks that way.

    I want to restore it to it's original state as much as possible: clear and clean. I've read so many comments on the internet, like soap with toothbrush, steel wool, yes to lemon oil, no to lemon oil, etc.
    So I thought I'd ask here and take it as the definitive answer.

    Thanks in advance for your advice!
    Regards,
    y.

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    Welcome to the forum!

    There was a thread on here 7 or 8 months ago where somebody showed how they cleaned up a guitar really nice. I'll try to look for it, but somebody will probably remember who it was, which will make it easier to find.
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    Have a look at this thread: Cleaning dark stains from maple neck

    Good luck!
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    I would suggest dremel tool - but you're new here and don't know that I facetiously suggest that as the solution to all problems!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kestrou View Post
    I would suggest dremel tool - but you're new here and don't know that I facetiously suggest that as the solution to all problems!

    Kevin
    I thought "another Morse" was your go-to answer?!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jones4tone View Post
    I thought "another Morse" was your go-to answer?!?
    Well, if it was a Morse with a dirty fretboard, then that would be the answer!

    Kevin
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    Quote Originally Posted by kestrou View Post
    well, if it was a morse with a dirty fretboard, then that would be the answer!

    kevin
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    Quote Originally Posted by jones4tone View Post
    Have a look at this thread: Cleaning dark stains from maple neck

    Good luck!
    Yup! Lots of good info there.
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    Thank you very much, everyone!!!

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