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Thread: New Gamechanger.....fretboard finish questions

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    New Gamechanger.....fretboard finish questions

    Just picked it up tonight; very nice instrument (as always; it's not my first EBMM), but it is my first spanking brand new one.

    So I know that I am going to pull the neck off and give it a good tru-oil finish, but the question is the fretboard. I never put tru-oil on the fretboard and want to, but am concerned about cleaning the frets and whether it was a good idea in general. I know that my Axis feels like it had tru-oil on the fretboard as well.

    And yes, I'm obviously talking about maple fretboards here.

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    Well apparently this place is pretty dead. I went ahead and finished the neck. I put about 3 coats on the fretboard and probably a good 10 on the back of the neck. Used steel wool between applications so there isn't a lot of build up, but it turned out really, really good. A little gun stock wax on there afterwards and it's sealed, smooth, feels and great and looks really nice as well.

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    Excellent. That should do for a while. Enjoy!

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    don't EBMM guitars come with the neck already finished and waxed from the factory? or was it not glossy enough for you?
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