What wood do I have on my fretboard?

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by aanstadt, Jul 20, 2021.

  1. dlew919

    dlew919 Country Gent

    Jul 18, 2016
    Sydney, Australia
    Or dishwashing liquid
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  2. Winnie Thomas

    Winnie Thomas Synchromatic

    Jun 13, 2011
    Cochise AZ
    Let's not forget Rickenbacker's finished Rosewood fretboards.
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  3. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    DO NOT use Lemon Pledge!
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  4. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    I did use Raw Linseed Oil on my 5422TG and a couple other Gretsches.

    Downside is the length of time for this process to be done correctly, compaired to using Boiled Linseed Oil.

    But I'm retired, have more guitars than I need or deserve, so the 5422 spent over a year curing out on a guitar wall hanger unstrung.

    Gave the board a quick clean up with F-One, and strung it up with 10's. No truss adjustment needed.

    Great feel and it's a great player.

    Two observations.

    1) RLO, applied correctly, is a good option with no downsides. Very nice "finish."

    Applied incorrectly, you'll have another internet horror story to share!

    2) The 5422 is a solid and stable guitar. Quality build with quality wood. Over a year just hanging on the wall with no strings. No neck adjustment needed. Stable guitar!

    Bottom line, try and keep your fretboard clean, and give it a treatment of whatever, and it'll feel and look good for a long time.

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  5. KreepyTeach

    KreepyTeach Electromatic

    May 27, 2018
    Brooklyn, Ny
    Never knew that much about Rickenbacker, thanks for the knowledge!
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