Roasted Maple Fretboard (on roasted maple neck)

VibratingElectrons

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I recently ordered my first roasted maple neck. I have a pretty good idea of how I'm going to go about burnishing the back of the neck (and headstock), but I'm curious about what people have done for roasted maple fretboards. I can't burnish it because it will have frets and a nut installed. Do folks mostly just leave these raw? Is it worth applying a little lemon oil or something else? Thanks!
 

Rick

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Wouldn't putting on a finish miss the point of having it roasted?  I guess if you wanted to pop the grain you could.  Personally, I would treat it like any other exotic.  If you put mineral oil on your goncalo alves fretboard once year, I'd probably do the same.
 

VibratingElectrons

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rick2 said:
Wouldn't putting on a finish miss the point of having it roasted?

Absolutely! I'm not intending to finish it - just wondering if I should leave it untouched, or use some kind of conditioner (i.e. lemon oil).
 
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