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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looks great

By TwoCherriesInstruments from Salt Lake City, UT
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, August 29, 2012

works just how you would expect. looks great and gives a rosewood fretboard a nice smooth dark finish.

Top notch stuff

By Chris Thomas from Elizabeth, PA
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Throw away your lemon oils. This is the best there is. You will not go back to anything else once you've tried it. Thank you Stew Mac!

Magic in a bottle

By GuitarMonster from Thorndale, PA
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, July 20, 2012

I used it the first time on a fretboard I did some fretwork. It looked dry and the wood grain wasn't visible. Once I apply it according to the instructions the fretboard came to live nice color and the wood grain is noticeable again. I love this product so much that I have used on every new guitar I bought through the last couple of years. So I recommend it for new and old guitars.

This is good stuff! Smells great too!

By JJuk from Fullerton, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, July 09, 2012

Works great on new and old rosewood fretboards. It has a pleasant Tea smell to it.

ColorTone Fretboard Finishing Oil

By Gusty from Ro
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, July 06, 2012

It smells pretty bad and does not darken the wood, I use lemon oil.

Love this stuff

By ADDIE from Calif
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, May 31, 2012

It refreshes your board and makes it come to life..

ColorTone Fretboard Finishing Oil

By Bryce Didericksen from kansas city, MO
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, April 04, 2012

This stuff rocks. leaves my finger boards looking amazing.

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By Jay Campbell from Huron, Ohio
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Item arrived quickly and well packed for shipping. Works excellent!

Condition that fretboard and saddle

By Ricki Leigh from Pennsylvania
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, January 20, 2012

Works very well on rosewood soaks in nice but ebony? Not sure if I like the boiled linseed better I'll have to try both on two of my guitars so I can see a side by side. This stuff if left on too long gums up and has to be steel wooled off.
Ms Ricki Leigh

ColorTone Fretboard Finishing Oil

By Dave Ward from Oklahoma City, OK
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, January 03, 2012

I've always used traditional oils to condition hardwood fretboards. After trying Stew-Mac's ColorTone Fretboard Finishing Oil I'll never use anything else.
ColorTone Fretboard Finishing Oil brings a fretboard back to a new like appearance and feel. I had planned on using it for my personal guitars and using traditional oils on customer's guitars. After trying it on my main stage guitars it's all I use now. This product is a vast improvement over traditional oils.

Customers love the way it feels on their guitars and comment on how "new" their guitar feels and plays. Of course I don't tell them the secret ingredient! I just let them think I've put the mojo on their guitar!

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