To keep things short: I am thrilled with the Music Nomad Fretboard F-One Oil and Conditioner. This is a good example of getting plenty of bang for your buck. For many years I’ve been using Murphy’s Oil Soap to clean my guitars and fretboards. And there’s nothing wrong with that. However, just around the time when I got my Gibson SG ’61 Reissue, I came across the Music Nomad cleaning oil and I thought I might as well just give it a shot. I’m glad that I did.
This oil based fretboard cleaner does two things: it obviously cleans but it also conditions and protects. The result is a dark, rich and completely smooth surface that is NOT oily or greasy at all.
It is very important that you use the Music Nomad F-One oil sparingly. Don’t just pour random quantities on the fretboard directly, instead, put a few drops on a clean and lint free cloth. Then, massage the oil into the wood. Make sure that there is no excess oil left, but if there is, you should wipe it off immediately. When you’re done with the job, your fretboard should be completely dry.
I usually use the cleaner every time I put new strings on my guitar. I would say about every 4-6 weeks. The effect lasts for several weeks. In other words, there is no need to use the Nomad F-One Oil more often than that.
Here is a summary of the F-One Oil:
• Dries fast, but maintains conditioning for months due to our revolutionary formula
• 100% Free from Lemon Extracts it is safe on all unfinished Fretboards including Maple
• 100% Natural Oils ultra-refined to Clean, Condition & Protect
• Used by High End Repair Shops due to its premium quality
• Contains no petroleum, wax, detergents or water.
So, I purchased the product for just under $8. Very likely, this one bottle will last for several years. Therefore, certainly a good investment. It does a fantastic job, it is easy to use and it’s cheap. What more can you ask for. So as far as I’m concerned, I give the Music Nomad Fretboard F-One Oil and Conditioner 5 out of 5 stars.
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