Caring for a rosewood neck

Yossi

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I have an all Brazilian neck and board on a PRS Modern Eagle that does fine without any special services required. Just watch humidity and wipe off the muck with a proper rag and you're good. If you use some lemon oil on occasion on the fretboard it's also fine.

What guitar do you have with a rosewood neck?
 

Pseudohobbit

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I've been looking at a few strats with rosewood necks, but I didn't know how to care for them. I didn't want to buy before having the knowledge.
 

Yossi

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I have a strat with a rosewood fret board and a maple neck. I'm guessing that's what you're looking at. You have no more worries with rosewood than with any other wood. Good luck.
 

71strat

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Ive had my 71 Strat with rosewood neck since new.

Other than keeping it wiped off properly Ive Never done anything to it.
 

73Fender

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Many threads and opinions on this subject. Have heard comments from well known builders and luthiers cautioning against too much treatment as it can leach under the frets. I use Fret Dr on rare occasion, but just a little bit on the rag..like a drop or two. Regular mineral oil is probably just as good.
 
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Naptha for gunk. If you simply must oil, do so sparingly, once or twice a year. I find that if I just play my rosewood board guitars, they stay "well hydrated" enough. I've really never needed to oil a rosweood board.
 

shane8

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in theory rosewood needs no lube :)

it probably gets enough grease off your fingers (or nose as someone with an unusual technique said)
 

ShaunzNoiz

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PRS told me to use Pledge. Yes, the furniture polish. We are talking a solid rosewood neck and not just the fretboard, correct?

I do it maybe once a year.
 




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