12-05-2008 01:23 PM
Over on the last HCEG "fretboard oil" mega thread someone said they used vegetable oil once and it went rancid - said his guitar smelled like pizza vomit or something. :idk:
12-05-2008 01:44 PM
Most vegetable oils will get rancid and gum up over a short time. I use a Walnut oil as a food-safe oil on my wood turnings and, since it does not go rancid and gum up, I also use a light coating of it on my rosewood fingerboards.
12-05-2008 02:00 PM
Never heard of walnut oil but it sounds like a decent idea. I've used gun stock oil, which is essentially boiled linseed oil, with decent results but then again I rarely oil the fingerboards on my guitars anyway. I've used it on my 12-string once in 35 years, once on our daughter's probably-25-year-old Epi, and once on my 5-year-old Alvarez beater.
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12-05-2008 05:03 PM
Okay, looking for some fretboard oil...
I realize I have none.
I do, however, have canola oil.
I know this sounds like bacon grease all over again, but this stuff doesn't go rancid, ever.
Should I do it?
12-05-2008 09:03 PM
Why do you feel that you must oil the fingerboard?
12-05-2008 09:19 PM
Actually, I so far, never had.
I just was cooking something and thought it was an interesting thought.
Probably never will, as mentioned, sweat is a good oil.
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