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    Caring for/maintaining unfinished rosewood necks?

    Wipes? Dry cloth? Lemon oil? How often should I be using the wipes? On other guitars I wipe em down with a cleaning cloth every time, but am I supposed to be more conservative with the wipes?



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    I've been using gunstock oil and wax twice a year. I treat my unfinished maple necks the same way. For the fretboard I just wipe it down with a moist cloth to get the stains off and then apply some lemon oil. Guitars always feel brand new after that treatment.

    Here's a useful clip by EBMM: Caring for your Music Man neck & Fretboard - YouTube

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    Rosewood is far harder than maple, so if anything, you have to be less careful when cleaning it. It is however more open, so it can get more gunk stuck in it. The wonder wipes are great for a cleaning a few times a year. Otherwise just wiping the back of the neck down should be fine.
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    I eat fried chicken, then I play guitar...

    Now the smell of playing guitar makes me hungry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kestrou View Post
    I eat fried chicken, then I play guitar...

    Now the smell of playing guitar makes me hungry!

    Kevin
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    Caring for/maintaining unfinished rosewood necks?

    Quote Originally Posted by kestrou View Post
    I eat fried chicken, then I play guitar...

    Now the smell of playing guitar makes me hungry! 😊

    Kevin
    Just as well you don’t live in the U.K. then. We have a chicken shortage and there is no fried chicken at the KFCs!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie M View Post
    Just as well you don’t live in the U.K. then. We have a chicken shortage and there is no fried chicken at the KFCs!
    Say it isn’t so!!!

    True story: I’m originally a Kentucky boy - grew up around Louisville. I’ve been to the first KFC restaurant ever made, which is about two hours away.

    It’s a Kentucky national monument!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kestrou View Post
    Say it isn’t so!!!

    True story: I’m originally a Kentucky boy - grew up around Louisville. I’ve been to the first KFC restaurant ever made, which is about two hours away.

    It’s a Kentucky national monument!

    Kevin
    First KFC ever, that is cool. Yeah there is a balls up over here with suppliers etc so the KFCs have closed, this is only short term though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kestrou View Post
    grew up around Louisville.
    Hey some other Louisville people! Currently in school in Nashville but Louisville is my hometown, cant beat the highlands.
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    I like how this went from rosewood necks to fried chicken in like 4 posts.



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    Quote Originally Posted by radrock View Post
    I like how this went from rosewood necks to fried chicken in like 4 posts.
    That’s the magic of the forums 😃


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    Well, fried chicken is the enemy of guitar necks and fretboards everywhere. Sure it may smell good, and might make you play a bit faster, but you'll want to lick your guitar after a bit.
    2007 Stingray 5 HS Cherry Burst / Maple FB / 3 Band EQ / Ceramic Pickups
    2012 Stingray 5 H Pearl Blue / Rosewood FB / 3 Band EQ/ AlNiCo Pickup
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbonesullivan View Post
    you'll want to lick your guitar after a bit.
    Don’t judge me...



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    Quote Originally Posted by kestrou View Post
    Don’t judge me...



    Kevin
    Lol


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