Anyone Use Kyser Lem-Oil for Their Fingerboard?

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  1. Mike McLenison

    Mike McLenison Member

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    It's supposed to be safe, not synthetic, but it smells like lemon scented 3 in 1 oil, or some type of petroleum. Anything wrong with that?
     
  2. CharlieB

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    if its not squeakin, why oil it with petrol?
     
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    in the navy they say.."if it moves,... oil it, if it don't,... paint it". :twisted:

    course i haven't seen any openings in the naval roster for sg players so this may not apply... :roll: :wink: :D
     
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    I use Kyser lem-oil a couple of times a year and I have no complaints. It's supposed to protect the fretboard from drying and maybe it does. Seems to make the ebony fretboard on my faded darker. I don't know for sure if it's really necessary to use these kinds of products on fretboards, I guess I'm just a sucker for these kinds of things.
     
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    I don't know if using lemon oil is "important or not, I use it on occasion on Rosewood and Ebony fingerboards. I think more important is humidity. My nylon string Flamenco guitar that I got in the Navy back in 1986 has big cracks in the ebony. I think it is because of lack of humidity. It didn't take very long for them to develop either, around five years. I don't think they've gotten much worse since that time. The guitar is still playable.

    I remember the "If it don't move, paint it" part of that line, but not the oil part. I guess I'm getting old or it has more to do with what part of the ship I worked on.
     
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    In the Marine Corps it was "If it moves salute it, if it doesn't move paint it, and if it smells funny, eat it" :shock: :lol:
     
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