ColorTone Fretboard Finishing Oil

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Preserves and beautifies fingerboards and bridges, leaving a smooth non-sticky feel!

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ColorTone Fretboard Finishing Oil

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Fretboard Finishing Oil

Dan Erlewine applies a protective finish on the fretboard of a 1953 Gibson J50.

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Preserves and beautifies fingerboards and bridges, leaving a smooth non-sticky feel!

Unfinished fingerboards and bridges benefit from special protection. ColorTone® Fretboard Finishing Oil keeps new rosewood and ebony looking good, feeling new and playing great. Restore a like-new appearance and smooth feel to sanded wood. 8-ounce bottle.

Pure linseed and mineral oils have been traditional fingerboard preservatives, but they don't dry completely hard, often leaving a sticky playing surface. ColorTone Fretboard Finishing Oil combines the nourishing benefit of traditional linseed with special dryers. 24 hours after application the wood is sealed and protected. The fretboard looks great and feels smooth, never sticky.

ColorTone Fretboard Finishing Oil works best when applied sparingly—a single bottle goes a long way! Simply wipe it on with a soft cloth, wipe off, and buff. It's guitar-safe when properly used: won't loosen or stain inlays, frets or bindings.

Be sure the fingerboard is clean and dry before application. Not for use on finished maple fretboards or finished bridges.

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Product Instructions

ColorTone Fretboard Finishing Oil Instructions

Directions for using ColorTone Fretboard Finishing Oil.

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ColorTone Fretboard Finishing Oil

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By Mark Tiongco from Coppell, Tx
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, February 01, 2014

Bought a Gibson SG in 94 and only cleaned up the fingerboard once. I know gross. Used this stuff after taking some naphtha, a credit card, and a toothbrush to the fingerboard and it feels brand new again.

Renew your fretboard

By Jed from Raleigh, NC
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, January 17, 2014

This stuff is very easy to use, quick, and brings your rosewood fretboard back to a nice dark, rich finish.

Works great

By gabeeg from Fresno, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Bought a used banjo that had dark finger marks in heavy use areas on the Rosewood fretboard. I cleaned it up with Naptha, rags and steel wool to get it clean and smooth then used the Colortone Fretboard Finishing Oil exactly as directed and it brought out the grain while also slightly darkening the rosewood beautifully. I added another coat the next day and it is beautiful with a smooth dark luster with grain pop. Excellent product.

Good oil

By Chuchuchip from Queens,NY
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, October 03, 2013

Cleaned up fret board very nice, cleaned frets nicely. Absorbed faster than Pledge lemon oil. No oily feel on strings when following instructions.

makes that fretboard look and feel new.

By Perry DiMarco from Farmingdale, NY
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, April 28, 2013

I've only used this once so far but it works great. My fretboard on my Gibson looks great.

Fingerboard oil

By fullwedge from Cornwall on Hudson, NY
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, March 25, 2013

I love this stuff. Works like a charm.

It Stinks, But I Still Use This on Every (Rosewood/Ebony) Job Now.

By bbrich57 from Austin, TX
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, February 15, 2013

Me, and my customers LOVE IT!!! Most instruments I see are neglected in the fretboard area. After performing all other fretboard work on the instrument, I clean it with lemon oil, then wipe that all off. The piesta resistance is applying 2 or 3 coats of this finish afterward. My customers are thrilled when I hand them back their precious instrument and they see how wonderful their fretboards and bridges look. Most see the difference right away w/o me having to explain it to them. And most players don't even realize that fretboard maintenance is necessary. They get an education as well as a beautiful looking instrument back.

Not bad,  but too dark

By Singlecoillover from Pennsylvania
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, December 20, 2012

This product is easy to apply and gives a nice uniform finish. For me it's a bit too dark. I used this on an early 60's Harmony H165 after a refret and it made the nicely grained rosewood look very dark, almost like ebony. Not bad if that's what you want, but i prefer a more natural look for rosewood.

Great on Rosewood

By UncleHammy from Towanda, Kansas
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, November 07, 2012

I applied this product to a new rosewood fretboard. It brought out some nice charactor of the wood. Nice product.

ColorTone Fretboard Finishing Oil

By benderb9 from St Petersburg,FL
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, October 14, 2012

This stuff is without equal for re-newing rosewood fretboards.I got it specifically for an old mid-sixties Framus guitar and have used it on 4 others so far. As my unfinished fretboard guitars get re-strung they are getting the treatment with stuff. Really made that old board look good and enhances newer ones as well.

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