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  1. Me too. And I've been meaning to try the Martin's , as I heard they have a thinner protective coating and sound a bit brighter than the Elixir Nanoweb's.
  2. Thanks, Bence, and good question - I don't know either. I just checked Gibson's website, and it says to use either lemon oil or linseed oil - lol. http://www.gibson.com/Support/Tech-Tips/Smooth-Frettin.aspx
  3. Adding to the discussion, I found this at the TaylorGuitars website: Fretboard Oil Ask Bob Friday, March 29, 2013 By: Bob Taylor Question: On guitar chat forums people rave about the merits of using lemon oil to clean their guitar fretboards. Other people respond by saying that lemon oil is actually bad for the guitar. Can you shed some light on this? -- Claudio R. Montreal, Canada Answer: Claudio, I’d have no worries about using lemon oil on my fretboard. It’s safe. Use it only on the unfinished wood like the fretboard and bridge. The wood can dry out over time, and an oil like this, or linseed oil, or even mineral oil, can protect the wood and beautify it as well. Don’t overdo it. Once a fretboard has been oiled a few times, you can slow down the frequency. The nice thing about lemon oil is that it cleans while it oils, so it won’t build up as easily, but be sparing. I don’t think your fretboard will need oiling more than twice a year, and eventually, once a year.
  4. hmm,wow,not sure I want to go from the "new" smell to a "musty" smell! - that's a definite consideration.... I do like a darker board though...
  5. Some good info here,thanks! but my head is spinning on which way to go. A few days ago I bought a new Taylor acoustic with an Ebony fretboard, and in the case candy info, Taylor recommends applying boiled linseed oil at every string change after a 0000 Steelwool fret rubdown. I didn't know about linseed oil so I thought I'd look into it. For decades, I've used the Kyser Dr. Stringfellow lemon oil on my Martin and Epi Sheraton, both Rosewood boards and I like how it makes the fretboards darker. But now I'm thinking about using the linseed on the Taylor (and maybe on my new Les Paul also). I think it may come down to am I willing to be fastidious in applying it regularly to keep the fretboard darker. Bence, may I ask why do you use umboiled linseed oil versus boiled? And do you get at a hardware store? Thanks!
  6. Thanks for posting about this guitar, very interesting! I love Beatles guitar anecdotes and lineage. I found this on youtube, it's Dhani Harrison & Conan O'Brien talking about and playing the original Rosewood Tele: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWH1KfVKHSA
  7. I have a 96 Sheraton in natural finish that I bought in 96. And yes the gold (pickup covers) on mine are a bit tarnished too. But it looks great in the natural finish and the neck and headstock inlay are eye-catching. I love the neck on it; very comfortable and fast. The only con that some might say is that the pickups are a bit mellow or jazzy sounding. It's a fantastic "bang for the buck" guitar,for the amount I paid it's awesome.
  8. just saw the news, what a shock. I'm sad. Over the years, I spent a lot of time with my Eagles songbook. RIP, Glenn - thanks for the great music.
  9. Thanks for posting, this one has always been a favorite. He gives this song a "haunting" feel that's perfect for the lyrics.
  10. I enjoyed that, thanks! Did anyone see that one of John's guitars, a 1962 Gibson J-160E sold for $2.4million a few days ago? John's 1962 Gibson J-160E
  11. I'm with you on that! I still dig my Tele and Strat, but I've been playing my new '15 LP DBurst Studio mostly also....
  12. mine was Magical Mystery Tour, in vinyl, when I was a kid.
  13. 1. CD & DVD/BluRay media in the surround sound system 2. FM Reciever connected to the surround sound system. 3. Google Play Music on the phone & thru Chromecast to surround sound system and office speaker system. 4. The new Apple music app on the phone. The fidelity from #'s 3 & 4 aren't what #1 & 2 achieve. But, they are very handy on the go, and it's great to be able to listen to music that I don't physically own.
  14. Thanks! that's a great resource. It hadn't occurred to me that something like this was online.
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