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I just use the Dunlop fretboard conditioner.
 

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Pretty sure Lemon oil is good for Rosewood and Ebony... maple is what you want to avoid
 

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I've used lemon oil on my ebony boards for years without problems. Keen to get my hands on some of this stuff to give it a go, though:

Gerlitz USA Guitar Honey

Read some pretty decent reviews of it, and to be honest I'm quite keen to try something other than the lemon oil I've been using for 11+ years!
 

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I use guitar honey, but lemon oil works just as well. Can't comment on the Dunlop, although the applicator is probably nice
 

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I don't really like the applicator as is... I pop it off, then turn it upside down, get it wet and then rub the board. Trying to just rub it on as is, I never got enough oil to come through...
 

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Fret doctor - it's pretty good stuff. I've noticed the ebony stays moist longer between applications. Plus unlike lemon oil it's not going to dry out the wood.
 

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YES! Any of these oils mentioned will be good, Chris. Ebony is extremely prone to shrinkage and cracking if left to dry out too much.

Personally and in my repair shops, I've used normal lemon oil (usually Dunlop) for many years with good results.
 

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Matt C said:
I don't really like the applicator as is... I pop it off, then turn it upside down, get it wet and then rub the board. Trying to just rub it on as is, I never got enough oil to come through...
The applicator is definitely a bitch, I really hate it :lol:
 
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