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Extremely Dry Fretboard and Neck WoodPage Title Module
It probably needs a good setup but beyond that don't use lemon oil. It damages nitro fnishes and can corrode frets and is generally to be avoided. Try mineral oil instead. Baby oil works fine since it's mineral oil anyway. That's what I used on my bass. Go over the fingerboard and frets with 0000 steel wool and then wipe the board down with a light coating of mineral oil. Wipe it dry with a soft clean cloth. As for the edges of the fingerboard, they may be painted. I've seen that before. Bear in mind that rosewood varies in color and yes, it may not be rosewood at all but a different wood.