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    Has Anyone had any or even limited sucess on cleaning a wolf's neck ? I'm building a special from parts that I have gotten from different place's. The neck I have is in fantastic shape but it could use a good cleaning. When it's all done if anyone want's I'll post a picture of it.


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    Any lemon cleaning oil you could use will get the job done...

    Hand in hand, no matter how beautifully you clean it, it won't matter two shits...sometimes, the more chicken grease you have on the fretboard, the better...it's all personal preference.

    Don't listen to "Professional Websites" on their cleaning advice...You could rub 30 weight motor oil into your wolf, and the only thing that's gonna matter is the fingers...the only person that would disput theat is a total moron...
    FUCK THE DUMB SHIT!!!!

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    Murphy's Oil Soap is good for cleaning the wood, and then after cleaning off the oil soap rally well and letting it dry, tung oil is excellent for buffing and sealing the wood, and will feel like a factory finish if done right. Much better than lemon oil. You leave the tung oil on the neck for about an hour or so, till it's sort of tacky, then rub and buff the hell out of it till it's nice and smooth again.
    Don't use the oil soap in concentrate. Mix 2 capfulls to about 6 oz. of warm water, and work it with the grain with a stiff tooth brush, or small shoe brush. Wipe it off with a clean damp towel right after, then wipe it well with a dry towel, and after it drys overnight or more, apply the tung oil.
    As far as dirt goes though, on an unfinished neck, once it gets stained there's not a hell of a lot you can do to really clean it well cause the stain goes into the wood.
    That give it character, and makes it look like it's been played. You can still get out what you can with the oil soap and then seal it with tung oil.

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    I always liked a bit of crap on my necks! lol

    I've always found that the natural oils from your hands works to smooth the neck up, although I would imagine that if your hands where really dirty they could gum up a neck.
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    chamois cloth and murphys oil soap diluted with water (damp not drenched)and some elbow grease [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]

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    Takes a little more time, but I use Endust(no additives) to clean the neck, and then I go back over it with a dab of lemon oil to keep the neck from drying out. If these neck get dry they will shrink up some the frets become sharp little offenders on the sides of the neck.

    The best way to keep the neck clean is to wash your hands good before you play.

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    Listen to Tribb. His method is thorough and does a great job!
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    <blockquote>quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Trennasol:
    Takes a little more time, but I use Endust(no additives) to clean the neck, and then I go back over it with a dab of lemon oil to keep the neck from drying out. If these neck get dry they will shrink up some the frets become sharp little offenders on the sides of the neck.

    The best way to keep the neck clean is to wash your hands good before you play.
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    When I was younger, I used to be extremely careful about washing my hands before I touched a guitar, since I grew up in my early years playing very expensive and very beautiful acoustic guitars.

    I have to agree with Trennasol on this. Tonally, a good guitarist could play a guitar that has it's fretboard stained with dogshit, and beat the fuck out of a chump on a world class cleaner than Shania's whatchamacallit custom.

    However, as far as your own preference, and this goes for anyone, if you play your guitar after eatin KFC, use a string cloth.

    If you're too lazy for that, make sure you wash your hands.
    FUCK THE DUMB SHIT!!!!

 

 

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