Do rosewood necks need to be oiled/maintained in any different way vs. Maple/Mahogany necks?

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  1. 1BlinkGone

    1BlinkGone New Member

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    FWIW, It doesn't ruin the feel. What it does is properly condition and replenish oils in the wood, and the wood literally "drinks it in" and won't absorb what it doesn't need. This stuff was originally made for woodwind instruments such as bassoon, oboe, etc...to keep the wooden instruments from cracking. YOu put it on, let it sit overnight and wipe off any excess that isn't absorbed by the wood. Done. And no residue. It works wonderfully on rosewood, pau ferro (and I imagine cocobolo as well) and others without finish on them. As a little side note of its effectiveness:

    There is a store where I used to live years ago in another city where they had just made a deal with G***** guitars and was proudly carrying them....this was just a month before a certain individual became their CEO (and is no longer there); anyway, due to the new burden on Mom & Pop stores, they had a fire sale and blew out every instrument by that company they could and walk away. I happened to be there at just the right time and went home with a wonderful TV yellow "Special" variant that played and sounded great but had the ugliest fretboard I'd ever seen....very dry and had this yellow/green streak running through it. So I took it home, removed the strings, and dabbed some FretDr on the wood and let it sit overnight. Next day, the pores & grain had tightened up and that ugly streak was GONE.Turned out to be a nice slice of wood. And it's WONDERFUL on Brazilian Rosewood, IMO.
     
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  2. Casi1

    Casi1 New Member

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    I use f one oil on my Brazilian rosewood necks/fretboards... I’ve got 4 PRS Guitars with these specs and I got a little overexcited about the 1st one and over-oiled when I first received it. I will never do that again. Nowadays, I oil them lightly once a year. They never seem to get that dry look or feel.
     
  3. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    That’s not good enough for me. Do they have f ‘em all oil?
     
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  4. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    I’m just glad her Brazilian doesn’t have that dry look or feel!:oops:
     
  5. Casi1

    Casi1 New Member

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    Dry is bad... in whatever context.
     
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    Casi1 New Member

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    Somebody is greedy I see.

    One is not enough.
     
  7. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Absolutely, you’ll have no arguments from me!

    Making sure you’re wood is properly cared for is no laughing matter.
     
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    Casi1 New Member

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    {Casi1 wrote something awesome here ... but deleted it because of the role model thing}
     
  9. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Scaredy Cat!:p
     
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  11. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Well done for your self control.

    Hope you get through this safely.
     
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  12. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    As far as the rosewood neck thing...It would only make sense that they very sparingly need some kind of treatment. (They seem to be "open/exposed" wood.)
    I only say this because rosewood fingerboards certainly do (Different climates dictate how much or how little). Again, very sparingly, but they do.
    My question to Shawn or someone more knowledgeable than me would be...
    What does the factory do to the rosewood necks (seal/treat/etc...) before they are shipped out???
     
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  13. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    I believe it’s a mixture of unicorn hoof and pixie tears, but don’t quote me!;)
     
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  14. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Pixie dust. The salt in the tears isn’t good for the wood.
     
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  15. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Well kept industry secret, pixie tears are 100% oils, no salt, hence their rejuvenating properties. But shhhhh!!
     
  16. 88prs

    88prs OCD for PRS

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    ok, sad experience here. My 2001 Custom 22 is my least played guitar, not because I don't like it but because it's amazing looking and still looks mint! Can't say that for the rest of mine. Anyway, because it rarely gets played and sits in the case most of it's 19 year life the fretboard did dry out and now the frets stick out and are sharp. My advice, play the crap out of all your guitars and condition the necks.:(
     
  17. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    ^^^THIS^^^
    Guitars are made to be played. Sorry for the problem 88
     
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  18. Egads

    Egads One, Two, THIRTEEN!

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    Is it fret sprout, where the ends are sticking out? Have you worked on the humidity on the guitar? Try getting back into the happy zone (40-50%) and see if the neck settles back in.
     
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  19. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Bummer.

    While I don't oil my rosewood necks (I play them), oiling them won't do them any harm. Apply a small amount, give it a bit of time for the wood to take in whatever it wants, wipe off any excess.
     
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  20. 88prs

    88prs OCD for PRS

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    Yes the ends are sticking out. I oiled it heavily a few weeks ago and ran the humidifier but it's still sharp. Maybe when the Tech center opens again I'll see how much it is to add binding.
     
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