Guitar Lemon Oil

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About Guitar Lemon Oil

Guitar Lemon Oil is used by many players worldwide to keep their guitar looking and feeling great but it's important to understand how to apply it and when to! Firstly we recommend only using lemon oil or fretboard conditioner from a reputable company like Planet Waves, D'Addario, Dunlop, or Musicnomad as these blends of lemon oil are tested to make sure they do not damage your fretboard. This is important as using pure lemon oil can damage your fretboard. Lemon oil from reputable brands is composed primarily of safe mineral oils with trace amounts of lemon that help remove dirt and smell great. When using guitar lemon oils all you need is a few drops on a clean towel or clean polishing cloth and this can be wiped onto your fretboard. You do not need to soak your fretboard simply enough to leave a light sheen on your fretboard, once your whole fretboard has been wiped you can simply take a clean towel and wipe off any excess. The woods used in a guitar have natural oils inside them so you should only need to do this once or twice a year. Lemon oil should only be used on dark woods such as a rosewood or ebony fretboard, we would not advise using them on a maple fretboard as this can discolor wood. Lemon oil and conditioners make for great cleaning products and often come in handy spray bottles but it is important to use them safely and sparingly.

Why Do I Need Guitar Lemon Oil?

  • A good way to keep your guitar in top condition
  • Great to keep your guitar clean

Frequently Asked Questions about Guitar Lemon Oil

Question: Is lemon oil good for guitars?
Pure lemon oil is not good for guitars, but the lemon oil produced by reputable companies such as D'Addario, Dunlop and Planet Waves are perfectly safe. Lemon oil should only be used on Rosewood, Ebony and darker coloured woods.
Question: What is guitar lemon oil made of?
Lemon oil often consists of mineral oils with only a small trace amount of lemon oil.
Question: How long should I leave lemon oil on my guitar?
You don't need to leave lemon oil on a guitar, simply apply a small amount to a clean cloth and wipe it into the fretboard. Once applied to the whole fretboard simply wipe off with a dry rag.
Question: Does lemon oil damage fretboard?
Pure lemon oil can absolutely damage a fretboard. We recommend only using lemon oil or fretboard conditioner from a reputable supplier. It is important to not use lemon oil on a maple fretboard as this can discolour and damage the wood.