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I just ordered this 3 pack for the fret board conditioner to use on my Granadilo fret board on my Signature T.

Do I have to worry about getting it on the inlays?

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks

Rich

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As I am considering to buy these products, I researched the web and couldn't find any bad customer reviews. Fretboard, finish and metal conditioner seem to be useful and free of adversive effects.

 

My primary intention is the use of the metal cleaner on nickel-plated surfaces.

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I've been playing since 1971. I've never put anything special on any guitar neck, and they've all been fine, lots of dozens of them. I've used windex to clean my guitars and they are just fine. I've never used anything special but Dunlop polish once in a while on any guitar, they've all always been just fine. I'd imagine it isn't possible for a specific guitar cleaner type product to harm them.

 

rct

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I've been playing since 1971. I've never put anything special on any guitar neck, and they've all been fine, lots of dozens of them. I've used windex to clean my guitars and they are just fine. I've never used anything special but Dunlop polish once in a while on any guitar, they've all always been just fine. I'd imagine it isn't possible for a specific guitar cleaner type product to harm them.

 

rct

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P.

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I've been playing since 1971. I've never put anything special on any guitar neck, and they've all been fine, lots of dozens of them. I've used windex to clean my guitars and they are just fine. I've never used anything special but Dunlop polish once in a while on any guitar, they've all always been just fine. I'd imagine it isn't possible for a specific guitar cleaner type product to harm them.

 

rct

 

 

so Rich, are you saying everything is fine then?

 

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so Rich, are you saying everything is fine then?

 

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LOL!

 

By my reckoning things must be at least Extra-Fine.

 

P.

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On a marginally more serious point we should consider which cloths to use.

 

I've never had a problem with 'product' but using good quality well-laundered 100% cotton cloths is always fine.

 

P.

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On a marginally more serious point we should consider which cloths to use.

 

I've never had a problem with 'product' but using good quality well-laundered 100% cotton cloths is always fine.

 

P.

+1

 

"...marginally more serious..." [biggrin]

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Well I got my fret board conditioner in and I really like what it did to fretboard.

It darkened it up and gave it good color and when my fingers touch it its much smoother with string bends and vibrato.

The body polish and string lubricant both did a fantastic job also. [thumbup]

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I would stick to products made for guitars. There was a true story of someone who used a furniture polish on a Gibson guitar, and whatever it was made of (likely for urethane finishes) made the nitro peel.

 

Just stick to Nitro compatible stuff please.

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As with most guitar related things - a little goes a long way. Rosewood and other fretboard woods have natural oils. When ever we use a product on them, we are eventually displacing the natural oils with the goo in the product. And drying oils like linseed oil will coat and seal the raw wood - great for gun stocks, not what I want on my natural fretboards though.

 

The Gibson stuff is good as any other, better then some - just use a tiny bit IF for some reason you think your fingerboard is getting dry.

 

The Body polish is great, the string clean/lub is good too and may prolong the life of the strings some.

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I use windex to clean finger dirt off guitar fretboards...I buy a lot of used guitars, some beautifully taken care of, some disgusting. The windex cleans the gunk out and dries on its own. I use old clean rags made from tee shirts to wipe the board clean, and keep one in the case to wipe down the frets and strings after playing...keeps them live much longer and they sound better. I will use a little olive oil if the board is extremely dry, but that usually lasts for years, and it does not take much.

 

 

mark

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I use Lem-Oil. Just be sure not to use it on maple fret boards if you have any guitars with maple fret boards.

Unless it's baked maple :)

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Fret Doctor, I've used Guitar Honey and Lemon oil also which works fine but doesn't darken the board to the degree of Fret Doctor.

 

Guitars I don't polish often I try not to and just use a good cloth to wipe them down. I don't do the boards often either. I have noticed that even new, now and again a Gibson will have a dry looking board though.

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