Conditioning Ebony Fretboard
Posted 22 December 2012 - 11:00 AM
I have a Taylor 714CE electro-acoustic that I bought a few months ago. It has an ebony fretboard.
On the guitar care sections of the Taylor website it doesn't say anything about conditioning the fretboard, but after searching I found that Taylor recommend NOT using lemon oil because it may damage frets and finish.
I e-mailed Taylor and asked what they would recommend for care of the ebony fretboard. They suggested conditioning with boiled linseed oil every time I do a string change.
What are your thoughts on this?
Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:43 AM
I used lem oil for a long time on everything bare wood, but it is a bit strong. I now use Professor Green's fretboard conditioner for the last few years, its a lemongrass oil blend. It really is great, We all use it at Gruhn's repair shop no matter what the make or model, vintage or modern.
Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:08 AM
On a similar note, I got an inexpensive new bass guitar for Christmas. It has an unfinished maple fingerboard. Would you condition that too? Same stuff?
Posted 27 January 2013 - 02:25 PM
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