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Fretboard Cleaning Tips

For the cleaning and conditioning of a rosewood fretboard or a solid rosewood neck, we recommend the use of PRS Fretboard Conditioner. This will also clean tarnished frets as well as dirt built up on your fretboard if used with a toothbrush. After the conditioner is applied, thoroughly wipe down all of the surfaces with a soft, clean, dry cloth and seal it with a quality furniture polish. The natural oils in your hands, over time, should seal and treat the rosewood as well. Do not oil the headstock of your rosewood neck, as it may cause the headstock logo to lift.

Dirty, corroded or worn strings will cause loss of sustain and treble frequencies and may result in faulty intonation and tuning instability. Fresh strings will not only improve the overall tone of the instrument, but it will also make the instrument more enjoyable to play. We use a nickel/silver combination to plate our hardware. While this plating does not wear as well as chrome plating, the tonal qualities of nickel/silver are far superior. We have found that Blue Magic Liquid Metal Polish works very well in removing tarnish from our nickel hardware. Other mag wheel polishes also work well. These products can be found at most auto parts stores.