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arpegadream
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Cleaning guitars?

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What substances should be used on various guitars for cleaning, shine, and maint?

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On acoustic guitars I simply use the Ernie Ball guitar polish. Sold with a cloth. Works fine.

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Does Polish clean and does it "protect"?

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I don't know about guitars, but some of my family members play violin and viola. From what I have read, some people that play these instruments insist that nothing be used except for a microfiber cloth. You might consider what are you trying to protect your instrument from?

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For the fretboard I use Dr Ducks Ax Wax.

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arpegadream wrote:Does Polish clean and does it "protect"?
Well, it says it contains silicone :)

https://www.ernieball.com/guitar-access ... are#P04222

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I tend to do more dusting than cleaning per se. I just use a nice soft chamois cloth on the body of the guitar. I have come to like using GHS Fast Fret for string cleaning and general fretboard maintenance.

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lilith wrote:For the fretboard I use Dr Ducks Ax Wax.
+1 for Dr Ducks Ax Wax - for pretty much all the guitar.

For the strings, I'm overusing this:
https://www.thomann.de/gb/dunlop_formula65.htm
(works particularly well to extend the life of ernie ball slinkys)

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I also use Dr. Duck for the strings and for the rest :mrgreen:

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