Fret board oil, is it necessary?

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Fret board oil, is it necessary?

Post by Chuckaloso » October 2nd, 2017, 11:33 am

I have a Strat that has a solid rosewood neck with no lacquer finish. I'm wondering is oiling it necessary? Most necks I've seen are made of maple with a rosewood fret board with the maple having a lacquered finish. In that case It makes sense to oil the fret board only. When I oil my neck do I need to oil the whole neck? It's seems a bit excessive. What do y'all think?

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Re: Fret board oil, is it necessary?

Post by Musicus » November 22nd, 2017, 3:01 pm

Limited edition I assume? I wouldn't use anything other than Formby's lemon oil on it if anything. Yea, the whole neck, but sparingly I think. Formby's is all I've ever used on rosewood fingerboards for 40 years.
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