I've got guitars that I've had for years. (Some of that tie in the cupboard). The last time I was using them, and now, I have been treating the fretboards with olive oil. I now read online that I shouldn't do this as the oil can turn rancid. But, I've never noted any such problem in any of my fretboards. Is this a serious risk? I've just sniffed a number of fretboards and none of them smell bad at all.
Also, could I make the fretbards more shiny/slippery by using some sort of wax on them? I prefer a shiny/slippery board. The two best feeling ncks I've ever played were a glossy maple neck on USA straat, and an ebony board on a new MIJ ESP LP copy. If I could wax the rosewood boards to get closer to that feel, that would be good.
Not worth a separate thread, but I've been looking into strings, and Fender 3250R have made a bg difference to my Pacifica. They put less tension on the neck than that I ad before, meaning that the action has lowered, and is now quite low. (Not super-shredding low), and they feel to me very nice. I tink I may ave found 'my strings'.