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    Since the EXP neck is finished, rather than unfinished like the USA Wolfgangs, can I still use lemon oil to clean it? I've seen many yays and nays on this...

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    I did send off an email to them... Just wanted to see if anyone has any personal experience here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Footlong58 View Post
    Since the EXP neck is finished, rather than unfinished like the USA Wolfgangs, can I still use lemon oil to clean it? I've seen many yays and nays on this...

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    I use lemon oil on mine during string changes. No problems in 6 years of doing it, so I assume it's fine. Makes it feel nice and slick and smooth. I use it on the fingerboard too, even though it doesn't really get dirty like the US Wolfie. I notice it actually brings a bit of the grain patterns of the wood out while applying it, though it's only temporary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjk View Post
    I use lemon oil on mine during string changes. No problems in 6 years of doing it, so I assume it's fine. Makes it feel nice and slick and smooth. I use it on the fingerboard too, even though it doesn't really get dirty like the US Wolfie. I notice it actually brings a bit of the grain patterns of the wood out while applying it, though it's only temporary.
    if the neck is finished then why apply lemon oil? why not just use some guitar polish on it, applying lemon oil is supposed to nurish the wood and with a laquer on it all thats happening is you are making it greasy, its not going to soak into the wood in any way, and anyway, and forgive me if im wrong, i always thought lemon oil was only really any good on rosewood or ebony boards and gun oil on unfinished maple necks. thats what i have done over the past 25yrs of playing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommywho5150 View Post
    if the neck is finished then why apply lemon oil? why not just use some guitar polish on it, applying lemon oil is supposed to nurish the wood and with a laquer on it all thats happening is you are making it greasy, its not going to soak into the wood in any way, and anyway, and forgive me if im wrong, i always thought lemon oil was only really any good on rosewood or ebony boards and gun oil on unfinished maple necks. thats what i have done over the past 25yrs of playing.
    Well, in my case I actually sanded the back of my EXP neck a few years back with some fine sandpaper and then with some .0000 steel wool. I don't know if I went all the way to the bare wood or not. Probably not. I was just bored one day and wanted a more "unfinished" feel.

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    I use endust in the red can if the neck is heavily soiled. There are no waxes, and it cleans it really well. 0000 steel wool will do the trick too, but after apply some lemon oil because you may discolor the neck using the steel wool. Endust by far is the best kept secret.

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    If anyone remembers way back when the Van Halen site was actually up and running...

    When the Wolfgangs first came out there was a few articles on how to care for them and some particulars and the guys writing the articles suggested endust for the guitars...
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