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I took for granted that the grenadillo in my 2017 was gonna look pretty much the same after its first oiling. Lighter-shade rosewood, right?

 

I'd say too dry a rosewood! I usually oil my fretboards in the fall... September-ish. In an hour it'll be August 1 here, but I thought, what the hell, let's be done with it.

 

It was not a minute too soon. The lighter shade rosewood now looks like well-hydrated regular rosewood. It looks like a different guitar!

 

So if you're considering a guitar with a grenadillo board, my friendly advice is give it a drink the second you take it home.

 

No pics right now unfortunately.

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Quite often a case you can see a dark Granadillo that gets mistaken for a Rosewood, or a light Rosewood that gets mistaken for Granadillo, in my view.

 

Oiling it will bring out so much richness msp_thumbup.gif

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I took for granted that the grenadillo in my 2017 was gonna look pretty much the same after its first oiling. Lighter-shade rosewood, right?

 

I'd say too dry a rosewood! I usually oil my fretboards in the fall... September-ish. In an hour it'll be August 1 here, but I thought, what the hell, let's be done with it.

 

It was not a minute too soon. The lighter shade rosewood now looks like well-hydrated regular rosewood. It looks like a different guitar!

 

So if you're considering a guitar with a grenadillo board, my friendly advice is give it a drink the second you take it home.

 

No pics right now unfortunately.

 

Out of curiosity, what oil did you use?

 

 

 

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