Friday, 13 November 2015

Crimson Guitars Fretboard Restorative....

I'm going to assume that you know of Crimson Guitars in the UK....Owned by Mr Ben Crowe....yes the big dude on Youtube with all the tattoos on his head....if not....here's a crash course....

 
if you can not see the above video....it's here....

I've bought some of his tools recently and really like his Fretboard Restorative oil...."It's without doubt the best fretboard oil I have ever used"....I've used most of the lemon oils on the market over the years....Some of which to be honest have been good....but made of the nastiest stuff you could ever think of using while some....just plain dreadful....used once and never used again...."you can get a hint from the photo which is which"....


Anywho....I had to make some new jaws for one of my vices....A nice piece of mahogany offcut was chosen....Jaws were cut and shaped....that then screamed out for the Crimson Guitars Fretboard Restorative oil to be applied just to finish them off....



Not much to look at after the sanding but with the Fretboard Restorative the grain cames out nicely....You can really see the oil working in the next photo....Left has one coat....Right has two coats....It was a shame I didn't do a better job sanding them both....Applied to an abused fingerboard I hope you can see the oil is going to work wonders....


The jaws have a 10 degree bevel on them so that they can move to grip the taper of a guitars neck as the vice is closed....They work very well and making them out of mahogany should mean they last a life time...."or until you lose one in a move about"....Then I will admit....I did get just a tad sad thinking it would be nice to have matching jaws in my other vice...."sad or OCD....you decide"....




Superglue blends in nicely with the Fretboard Restorative....always nice to know....The pins are so my Neck Jig stays in the vice even if the jaws come loose for some reason...."neck jig and a guitar crashing to the floor would not be good....Once....could happen to anyone....but twice....and you're a twat....and when I say crashing to the floor I mean grabbed at an alarming angel with my heart in my mouth"....The pins were install before doing anymore work on said guitar...."I'm sad....not a twat"....




I then just had to give my Wooden Lady Luck a good going over....She has sat on my window sill for the past 10 years and has dried out in the sunlight...."Lady Luck has two sides....some people get one side....some get the other....thinking about it....she says more about me than anybody else"....




As you can see the Crimson Guitars Fretboard Restorative is awesome stuff....the smallest amount on a cloth will be plenty enough for a fretboard wipe over....Ben should think about selling tiny bottles of this stuff  as one 100ml bottle would last for years if only used on two guitars....even if one was a Warwick Bass with a oiled finish...."just for players it would be nicer in a 20ml bottle with a free cloth....just saying Ben"....

Crimson Guitars Fretboard Restorative Oil is now being sold in 150ml bottles for £9.95 plus P+P

....k.j.