R7 before and after Fret Doctor

Rainbowberry

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Heard a lot of good stuff about Fret Doctor in the forum and ordered a bottle. Here are my results in case anybody is interested. (Pictures are alternating Before and After)

Definitely worked better than other oils I’ve applied. The change wasn’t as drastic as some of the other posts I’ve seen here but I think it’s just due to my specific fretboard.

Posted a pic of my strat too since it made a bigger difference on that one! :)
 

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I use a similar type of product a generic bore oil made with 'botanicals' wetfta, does gradually darken board over time, but i am real frugal with it, i dab on finger tip then use that to dab on each non inlay fret, then any excess is used to do an inlayed fret. Then allowed to sit a few mins then wiped over with non shedding paper towel.
 

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Great improvement. The Strat especially looks vastly better.
 

NightShift88

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Been using Fret Doctor for years, awesome stuff. Looks great!
 

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Me too....good shit....
 

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I wouldn't use anything else.
 

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I can share a Fret Doctor story that I shared here years ago that still amazes me and made me lifetime user. When I got my 2013 R9 its board was so dry it was unbelievable. But what was a real issue was the lighter streaks in the wood or grain areas whatever you want to call it were actually drier that the darker portions of the rest of the board. That resulted in the lighter areas actually being raised up and swelled where you could easily feel the uneven texture with your fingers. I initially tried some Dunlop which darkened the color and nothing else. I left it like that for another 6 months until I thought it could use more oil and then introduced it to the Fret Doctor. Applied it and allowed it to sit and absorb for about 5 minutes and wiped off excess. Well I was sure the only thing that was going to fix the board was to have it sanded smooth again but the fret doctor got into the wood and leveled everything out smooth as a baby’s bottom. So that was a real eye opener to me for that product. Some may say it’s all basic oil at the end of the day but all I can tell you is I witnessed the FD do good things that regular lemon oil did not do.
 

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