Gorgomyte & roasted maple fretboards... Can I?

Discussion in 'The Sevenstring.org Workbench' started by High Plains Drifter, Feb 15, 2019.

  1. High Plains Drifter

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    Mainly looking for feedback from those that have used this product on roasted maple boards. I've heard "don't use on maple" yet "safe for use on roasted maple". Now I need to hear from someone that's actually used it on a roasted maple board and can confirm that it's safe to use. I'm obviously wanting to polish the frets but no matter whether I tape off the wood or not, some of the cleaner is bound to make it's way onto the wood at some point. I do understand that anything that anyone does is at their own risk so please don't hesitate to simply relay your own personal experience with this stuff on roasted maple. At least then I can decide if I want to risk it. Thanks very very much.
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Almost all roasted maple is finished just like regular maple.
     
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    I have not used Gorgomyte on a maple fingerboard yet, but I wouldn't hesitate to use it a finished fingerboard. If your roasted maple is truly unfinished, I would test it on some raw maple to see what effect it has on it because Gorgomyte does leave a film behind. That film can be wiped off, but I would be concerned that a raw maple fingerboard may absorb some of it changing the color of the maple.
     
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    Yeah... after what Max said, I really started to look at the board closely. It appears to be finished... both in terms of feel and sight. Just hate the thoughts of doing any damage to this wonderful guitar... be it cosmetic or functional. So many different opinions on this product across the web so figured I'd ask the best of the best.
     
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    I can't answer your question about the maple fretboard but here's something I found out that I don't think is widely known. Search amazon for miracle cloth (Miracle All Purpose Polishing Cloth) - it's the same thing and it's cheaper and you get more. I've used it for years (but only on rosewood and ebony), works great. Found that little tip out on a random forum a while ago.
     
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    I've already got the Gorgomyte and it'll get used on all my ebony and rosewood regardless. I've read a lot of debate regarding Miracle Cloth too although I appreciate the feedback. For that matter, I've used Music Nomad's Frine Polish for years with decent results but I'm really wanting to try out the Gorgomyte and see if it lives up to the hype. Hey... Thank you for the advice!
     
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    I missed out on that debate (been a while since I looked into it) - curious, is it not actually the exact same thing? I always just assumed the gorgomyte people took a off the shelf product and packaged it for guitarists (nothing wrong with that, happens all the time). And yeah, if you've already got the stuff doesn't make sense to buy a different product - that shit lasts forever.
     
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    Like with most internet debates, some ppl say that it's the same stuff, other ppl say it's basically the same, and others say the two products are totally different. It's pretty funny to see ppl try to dissect and describe "the aroma" haha. Claims are that it is enviro friendly, biodegradable, and has a pleasing ( coconut?) scent. But when I opened this stuff up, all I can smell is a heavy chemical/ synthetic smell. None of that bothers me though as long as it polishes well and doesn't leave my fingers permanently smelling like an oil refinery lol.
     

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