Cleaning/conditioning a ziricote fretboard

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  1. Bodes

    Bodes SS.org Regular

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    My guitar is looking a bit dirty,

    so just wondering what those of you with experience with ziricote use to clean and condition them?
     
  2. Pikka Bird

    Pikka Bird Vaya Con Cornholio

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    It's a somewhat oily wood that I've seen compared to a mixture of rosewood and ebony in regards to workability and gluing ease, so I'd assume that you just use whatever works on rosewoods. :2c:
     
  3. DistinguishedPapyrus

    DistinguishedPapyrus SS.org Regular

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    You might try rubbing it with acetone, though I personally have never done it so proceed at your own risk...

    EDIT: I have used acetone on rosewood with good results, but never personally tried it on zircote.
     
  4. JuliusJahn

    JuliusJahn Luthier

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    Acetone will dry it out, but will clean it. Naptha also works, but be sure to restore the woods oil w/ linseed/mineral/lemon (which is mineral) oil after.
     

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