Care for unfinished maple neck/fretboard – definitive advice
My first post!
I have read so much conflicting advice on caring for an unfinished Maple neck and fretboard so I contacted EBMM direct. This is the definitive advice on this subject
“We recommend using the Ernie Ball Wonder Wipes fretboard conditioner for general cleaning of the fretboard (during string changes). Murphy’s Oil Soap can offer a bit deeper of a cleaning if it’s really dirty, but should be used in minimal amounts (apply to an instrument cloth to rub onto the fretboard).
Yes we recommend applying the gunstock wax & oil to the back of the neck when it gets dry (about every 2 years for our climate in the central coast of California). We use the gunstock wax on the fretboard in factory for new instruments, but we don’t recommend reapplying it to the fretboard as it can get gunky and difficult to remove.”
NO WAX ON FRETBOARD!