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    Default need help clean the fretboard.

    Hi, a friend of mine gave me a strat style guitar rogue by squire, the fretboard is rosewood very dark look like the guitar is been sit forever and the string is rusted.so how can I clean the rosewood fretboard . i saw on internet people saw use a steel wool0000 and alcohol 100 percent .and 1 more thing is the bridge is bend to right hand side is that normal.
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    0000 Steel wool will clean the junk off the fretboard nicely. Use it with the grain of the board and don't scrub too hard. It it has built up junk you can use the edge of a old credit card/store card to scrap off the heavy stuff, again not too agressive on it. Naptaha (sp?) is great cleaning agent as well if it really really needs something stronger. Just remember to put some lemon oil or one of the off the self guitar products afterwards to put some oils back into that board. As for the bend bridge you might have to replace some of the bend parts unless it's not worth it, or not so bad that it throws in intonation too bad.

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    Can you post a photo of the bridge? Guitarfetish.com has good quality replacement parts for very reasonable prices. I bought a new bridge with a massive brass trem block that really improved the tone and sustain.

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    Also a single-edged razor blade held at a shallow angle and used lightly can clean crud off and get right to the edge of the frets.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcYS117qyco - works for me - changing strings too easy peasy. I use linseed oil myself - dirt cheap - 7 bucks will last you a lifetime
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