Baked Maple Fretboards

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  1. sgtbeefheart

    sgtbeefheart Well-Known Member

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    You mean it smells of beer and fags<Br>?
     
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    I have used Fretboard 65 Ultimate Lemon Oil on all of my baked maple boards. They darken nicely and I've had zero problems with them drying out. The description says "not for use on maple fretboards" but Gibson says it's okay.
     
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    I guess you can say it has that distinctive smell to it, but I think most of it worn off and has been replaced with my distinctive smells. Yes, and I know what a fag (Br.) is. I remember hearing a commercial on a Toronto radio station where two Brits are smoking a couple of cigarettes. One says "oh, I just love sucking on a good fag!".:naughty: The fellow I got this guitar off was into a lot of progressive rock and so forth like 'Gentle Giant'...ever hear of them?:hmm: Playing those outdoor festivals would explain the fret board wear, being exposed to that hot, British sun. And finally, I'm actually making a pick guard for it. After looking at your thing of beauty and noticing the off-white colour like on my strat, I've decided to go with a black PG, then I will call this guitar 'Sgt. Stratheart'.:hmm::applause::wave:
     
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    I would highly recommend this also. It doesn't take long to soak in. I'm very pleased with the results.:hmm::applause:

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    I don't think I've ever used mineral oils, but I've heard good reviews on it. Raw linseed oil is thicker than regular linseed oil and takes longer to soak, unless you boil the oil. Mineral oil wouldn't takes as long to soak, similar to lemon oil.
     
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    No SG, but I recently bought a Gibson Les Paul Junior Special with 2 P 90's that has a maple board. I loved it from the first time I played it. It reminds me more of an old ebony board than rosewood-very smooth, easy on the fingers and the tone is very good. I have no problems with it at all, and I'd hope they keep it even as an option...The fret board on my new LP is on a par with my second favorite of all time, my old and long gone 1960's Gretsch Chet.

    Mark

    Added I use olive oil on my fret boards. It's been used on wooden musical instruments for a long time and it works fine.
     
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    ive used dunlop lemon oil (same as above) works just fine. ive also used planet waves fretboard conditioner that works good too. i don't let it soak to long and rub the oil in with a cloth that also takes off the excess oil and dirt.
     
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    @Biddlin, is that a pic of mr Crowley on the bottom of your posts. i never heard of him till a few weeks ago(even though i live in hastings where he lived lol)

    sorry to derail, i couldn't help my self
     
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    Bo Biddlin is also an Ozzy fan.:dude:

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    I read" The Diary of a Drug Fiend "while recovering from my divorce in 73 . Good read, lots of good advice on what drugs not to mix and very good depiction of "drug life", then and now actually . A lot of psuedo philosophy and mystic nonsense as well as no small bit of misogyny and racism . I can't look at this picture of the old humbug without laughing at how seriously he took himself .
     
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    Yes, I remember G.G., not my thing, Prog Rock.

    Would this be the fellow in question?
    http://progsheet1.hypermart.net/bb3f1.jpg

    Looking forward to seeing your strat finished.
     
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    Who's this young fellow?:hmm: Is he the singer for G.G. or are you referring to this gentleman where I got me guitar? If it is, then it's not him. All I remember is his name which is Gary (don't know the last name), at least in his fifties, and has long, somewhat curly hair and he's thin. Haven't seen him since 2007 so it's been awhile. He lives in Brampton, Ontario which is about over an hours drive away. I would sure like to find those YouTube videos he was in with this guitar. Mostly outdoor festivals he was playing.
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    Thanks for the vote of confidence on the strat. After looking at your lovely guitar, it just hit me and a black PG is begging to be put on this guitar. I also love how thin this neck is.:)
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    His name is Gary Green, lead guitar with G.G.
     
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    Huh, another Gary!:fingersx: Any relation to Paul Green from Fleetwood? I saw this one G.G. concert on YouTube where he had a beautiful 1959 Les Paul. Jeez he got a real nice tone out of that guitar. Musically they are a pretty tight band which is impressive.:applause:
     
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    Yes, I use pure mineral oil on all my fretboards, including my baked maple SG and have great results with it. No smell, zero issues.
     
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    Dunno, is Paul Green any relation to Peter Green? :)
     
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    Ah, I meant Peter all along!! Just testing you:hmm::fingersx::applause:
     
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    hi, everyone, I'm :wave: new to this forum and I have a 2011 std limited with baked maple fb. I used mineral oil twice since I purchased it in march 2012 and the fb's got much darker (almost black) and no wear issues whatsoever since last time I put oil on it in July.

    a little anecdote you might not know, the seller I bought it (new) from is a gibson specialist, he also visited both the USA and the custom factories and he told me that baked maple, since it's torrified, doesn't require any oiling, but he added that if I wanted I could put some mineral oil to darken it up (and it worked like I said), but since the wood's been torrified it doesn't require lubrication or stuff.

    hope it helps :dunno:
     
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    I've got baked maple, rosewood, and ebony boards but I've never used any kind of oil at all. I just play them. What am I missing?
     

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