Fingerboard Cleaning Instructions
Over the years a fingerboard can be covered with dirt and sweat, and may need cleaning.
You will need a polishing cloth, lemon oil, a tooth brush and 0000 steel wool (it is important to only use this 0000 or very fine steel wool and this should only be used on a rosewood or ebony fingerboard and always used only in the direction of the grain of the wood).
Remover strings and gently use the steel wool to begin removing the dirt and polish the frets.
Sometimes the metal from the steel wool will will stick to the magnetic pickups and tape that is turned sticky side out will help in removing the residue from them.
Spray the fingerboard with a good guitar polish, like our very own Authentic Guitar Polish sold in our stores.
Using a tooth brush, remove the stubborn dirt that builds up next the the base of the frets.
Wipe off the excess polish with a clean cloth.
Apply lemon oil to the fingerboard.
Wipe off the excess lemon oil with a clean cloth.
All finished and looking beautiful. Repeating this about twice a year will keep your fingerboard healthy, happy and clean!