ColorTone Fretboard Finishing Oil

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ColorTone Fretboard Finishing Oil

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ColorTone Fretboard Finishing Oil

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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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Directions for using ColorTone Fretboard Finishing Oil.

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Looks good, only wish there was an ebony equivelant...

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Does as advertised


Great product!

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A little goes a long way. After cleaning a 1976 Gibson SG Custom's ebony fretboard with naphtha, the conditioner made it look and feel like new. Highly recommended.


Great Fretboard Finish!

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I recently re-fretted a mountain dulcimer with a walnut fretboard. It previously had lacquer on it, so after sanding that away and re-fretting, I applied the ColorTone finish. It dried quickly after two or three coats to a perfect, hard, playable finish. Since most discussions of this finish are related to ebony and rosewood surfaces, I asked Stewmac about using it on walnut. They assured me it would be fine, and they were right! This is clearly my preferred fretboard finish now. Thanks Stewmac!

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