Hi, guys. I'm wondering who may have the best solution to this. On one of my guitars (an '08 strat), I have a maple fretboard. It's sort of glossy on the surface. I'm used to playing on rosewood and ebony. I love the tone & the look of the maple, but I also find that it's sometimes more difficult for me to bend strings as well as I normally might. On this particular guitar, it seems that if your fingers touch the fretboard while bending the strings, it sort of grabs your skin and doesn't allow it to just slide across as easily, like with Rosewood. It puts the brakes on. It's sort of like the difference between sliding your feet across a hard, smooth floor with socks on vs. bare feet (bad analogy, I know, but I assume that you get my point). Anyway, it's a newer guitar that I haven't played much, yet. I'm sure that cutting down on the glossiness of the finish would alleviate this somewhat. Should I just do nothing and keep playing it, hoping it wears a little naturally? I don't want to rub it with find sandpaper or do anything foolish that will ruin it. Is there a product that you can apply to the fretboard to make it slicker on your fingers? Is there anything else that maybe can be done to lessen this problem? Thanks in advance for the advice.