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Mihai_Sorohan says

Hi there

I wanted to prepare my guitar for some concerts and wanted a shiny, clean, good smelling fretboard, so I was thinking to get some lemon oil for this.
I ordered the Dunlop Lemon Oil and got instead Planet Waves Lemon Oil.
Beside the price and quantity (Dunlop 118 ml, Planet Waves 59 ml) and the face that Dunlop bottle has an applicator for easy usage, which would be better? Should I be angry or happy?
Also, what do you use on your guitars?

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joshhunsaker says

I’d ask them to refund the difference of course.

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QuadraphonixAssociation says

I always use the Dunlop Lemon Oil for the fretboards of my basses and guits. For me it turned out to be the best because of the applicator, price, cleaning effect and the good smell ;-)

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simaudio says

I always use the Dunlop Lemon Oil for the fretboards of my basses and guits. For me it turned out to be the best because of the applicator, price, cleaning effect and the good smell ;-)

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I always use Dunlop. I love that smell too :) There is nothing like it.

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Mihai_Sorohan says

Thanks guys for your replies so far. Beside the smell, do you know what’s the difference in formula?
How this actually affects your fretboard and which one is making it more shiny? (I know, I’m a sucker for image)

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QuadraphonixAssociation says

Well, it just removes almost all the dirt from the fretboard (the paper is looking scary black after wiping the board) and it pretty looks like new after using it! I can only recommend it! Difference in formula? I don’t know, I’m sorry ;-) In my opinion the Dunlop makes it more shiny! Just send the other one back and tell them they shall hand you out the Dunlop! You won’t regret it :-)

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simaudio says

Just thought I’d mention that this product is not suitable for maple fingerboards.

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LGuitarB says

I was once at a guitar shop, and the man there told me he always first cleans the fingerboard with what we in the Netherlands call (translated) ‘cleansing gasoline’, which dissolves the grease on it. And only after that he applies the lemon oil, which purpose is to not let the wood get to dry, I understood. Otherwise you would be ‘trapping’ the dirt and grease in the oil, he said.

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Mihai_Sorohan says

I always clean my fingerboard, most of the times with strong sanitary alcohol. Also, I have only guitars with dark fingerboards (rosewood, mahogany), no maple here :) ,but the new Gibson models (with baked maple) can be oiled too.
I contacted the shop also, let’s see how we’ll solve this.

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