Cleaning dark stains from maple neck

Cleaning dark stains from maple neck

It was NGD yesterday, but before I show it off, the guitar needed a good cleaning.

Spent some time buffing out swirl and pick scratches from the surface, cleaning up the bridge… next is cleaning up the fretboard. I already went over it with 0000 steel wool, but I’m left with some dark stains in the maple.

Anyone have suggestions on how to get this cleaned up before I do the gunstock oil treatment?

These are the before shots…


The neck…

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