Yes, lunacy. Want an example? Just look above. I had written previously that
your stated belief that lemon oil is simply flavored mineral oil is incorrect;
from this you managed to conclude that I thought that lemon oil contains
mineral oil. I can't even begin to imagine how you managed *that* leap.
If you would read what I've actually written, you'd see that I've made it
quite clear what I believe: that lemon oil is in fact NOT the same as flavored
mineral oil, in contradiction to your statement that you "know" that's all it
is. I'm sorry you find this so confusing.
Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
Dude. You said 'lemon oil is actually lemon flavored mineral oil', and
several of us showed you that you're wrong. It's not complicated. You
made a poorly researched generalization and/or an ambiguously worded
statement, that's all. Several seconds at google would have prevented
your initial mistake.
The meaning is obvious to anyone with ordinary skills at reading the
English language, and no "interpretation" is necessary: you believe that
lemon oil is "just 'flavored' mineral oil".
That belief is incorrect.
well rosewood is pretty oily wood to start with. unless you are
keeping the guitar in some harsh conditions or are cleaning it
regularly with acetone I don't see the need to add oil at all.
depending what kind of instrument this is the finish may affect the
sound, and I'm by no stretch qualified to recommend anything to help
there. as far as cleaning it, something like murphy's oil soap is
probably about right. a film finish like laquer should make it easier
to clean, but again may affect the sound....
Guitar fingerboards are usually ebony or rosewood. They do not need
any finish or oil. To clean a fingerboard, take the strings off and
use fine steel wool.
Guitars should be properly humidified. Take the proper precautions to
keep them from drying out or getting too much humidity.
Why would you want a fingerboard "moisturized"? It's normal moisture
content is fine as long as it's not too dry - usually evident by sharp
fret ends protruding. Don't confuse moisture (water) with oils.
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