rosewood neck upkeep?

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  1. littleredguitars2

    littleredguitars2 New Member

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    hey everyone. looking to see if i should be doing anything specific to keep my ME1's Brazilian rosewood neck in as good a "health" as possible. should i use any cleaners or wax's or anything on these necks?

    any suggestions welcome! thanks
     
  2. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    PRS recommended cleaning with lemon oil fretboard cleaner, followed by a light swipe of furniture polish on a cloth, like Behold or Pledge.

    If the neck gets a little “furry” from hand sweat, it can be taken back to smooth with a few strokes of ultra-fine micro mesh. Then follow up as per the above.

    Worked like a charm on the ones I had.
     
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    littleredguitars2 New Member

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    like a steel wool?
     
  4. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    No. Steel wool leaves metal dust/splinters on the wood and the magnets on the pickups attract it.

    This is micromesh. It works like very fine sandpaper but doesn’t have sand. Get an extra fine grade (I don’t remember which one I used when I had a rosewood neck).

    http://www.rockler.com/micro-mesh
     
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    nullderef New Member

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    I was just wondering the same thing the other day... Thanks!
     
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    I am really happy with 3000 grit sandpaper ( at most autoparts stores its more like a sponge that anything ) and a bit of fretboard oil if there are any rough spots, a dab of fretboard oil and a microfiber cloth at string changes and a just a microfiber cloth wipe after playing
     

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