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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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5.0

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.

5.0

Great Fretboard Finish!

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Verified Buyer


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!

5.0

Fretboard finishing oil

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Verified Buyer


It was a new fretboard and it looks great with the oil on it. Can't wait to redo my other guitars at the next string change.

5.0

Perfect

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Verified Buyer


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.

5.0

Renew your fretboard

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

5.0

Works great

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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.

5.0

Good oil

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

5.0

makes that fretboard look and feel new.

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Verified Buyer


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

5.0

Fingerboard oil

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Verified Buyer


I love this stuff. Works like a charm.

5.0

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

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Verified Buyer


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.

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 41 See ColorTone Fretboard Finishing Oil
on page 41 of our StewMac Digital Catalog



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