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« Reply #40 on: March 02, 2018, 10:15:25 PM »

I am very happy with the guitar...............

So the folks who play guitars in stored usually don't have clean hands. So I need to clean the ebony fretboard. I was just think toothbrush with a tiny bit of water? alcohol?

EDIT: Got some advice from Larrivee for this--How nice!

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« Reply #41 on: March 02, 2018, 10:18:02 PM »

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« Reply #42 on: March 02, 2018, 11:59:41 PM »

I am very happy with the guitar...............

So the folks who play guitars in stored usually don't have clean hands. So I need to clean the ebony fretboard. I was just think toothbrush with a tiny bit of water? alcohol?

EDIT: Got some advice from Larrivee for this--How nice!

Thanks

DO NOT USE alcohol. Get some extra fine steel wool and clean it using that.   
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« Reply #43 on: March 03, 2018, 01:33:40 AM »

Larrivee said the date is the START of manuafacture process. Could take anywhere from 3-6 months in the process.So yours is cool. But mine is over 2 years old. so where was it for a year and a half? Only the local daler would know I guess. He said he only had it for a few months. So now I am concerned about the care, etc. Checl the pict I uploaded. The back has that vertical "no color" thing going on and accross the bottom note the horizontal lines?

Hmmm? Anyone no what that is?
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Ok thank you! I was not aware. And that figuring on the back is beautiful! drool




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« Reply #44 on: March 03, 2018, 01:37:00 AM »

Well, I listened, I read, I researched.
I did buy a guitar from the mom & pop store where I live. IMHO I got a very good deal. But biggest deal is I GOT TO PLAY it for hours. I have bought many guitars in my day and been disappointed too many times with online purchases. In fact, the one good, or great experience was my 2006 American Deluxe Strat-yellow\blonde, special run. It is a dream.

I bought the L-03E mahogany. Plays like a dream even with old strings and sounds killer. I love it. Like I said I am an old guy, playing guitar since the 70's seriously. Bought and sold many guitars.

I am very happy with the Larrivee of my choice. The Anthem pup sounds fabulous also. Cannot wait to change the strings. I can see the rust on the e,B & G strings.




Thanks for all your kind words and here's to my first ever Acoustic Guitar Forum...........
Frank (aka Pathfinder) I was a pathfinder in Viet Nam, so that will give you an idea of how old I actually am. Old..  :-)

Why did a mom and pop have a guitar with rusty strings?  Why did you not ask them to put new ones on for you to play?
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« Reply #45 on: March 03, 2018, 01:37:52 AM »

I am very happy with the guitar...............

So the folks who play guitars in stored usually don't have clean hands. So I need to clean the ebony fretboard. I was just think toothbrush with a tiny bit of water? alcohol?

EDIT: Got some advice from Larrivee for this--How nice!

Thanks
Lightly dampened terry cloth (the more texture the better) is all you need.  Once a year, maybe use some fret board oil if you like.  No offense to anyone's preference, but I don't use steel wool on the wood unless it's an extreme case.  It can create a messy ebony dust that I don't like on the guitar.  Esp when it gets on your fingers and you touch the guitar, leaving ebony prints.  A rag is better as it soaks up the yuck.
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« Reply #46 on: March 03, 2018, 02:44:20 AM »

Lightly dampened terry cloth (the more texture the better) is all you need.  Once a year, maybe use some fret board oil if you like.  No offense to anyone's preference, but I don't use steel wool on the wood unless it's an extreme case.  It can create a messy ebony dust that I don't like on the guitar.  Esp when it gets on your fingers and you touch the guitar, leaving ebony prints.  A rag is better as it soaks up the yuck.

Ebony Dust would be a good name for a rock'n'roll band. Using a damp cloth after the steel wool should take care of that. A little nose oil should take care of everything else.   
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« Reply #47 on: March 03, 2018, 03:47:34 AM »

Why did a mom and pop have a guitar with rusty strings?  Why did you not ask them to put new ones on for you to play?
Guitar was hung up behind the counter and was handed to those who wanted to play it. how long I have no idea. I didn't stress on the strings in the store because the guitar played great and sounded "better". so, I just asked for a new set for free.
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« Reply #48 on: March 03, 2018, 12:40:50 PM »

A little nose oil should take care of everything else.   
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« Reply #49 on: March 03, 2018, 03:45:50 PM »

You may find this Taylor factory video to be informative on cleaning and stringing your new guitar. Nice to see how a pro does it. I won't wax my instruments though.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=plU27QJBKn8
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« Reply #50 on: March 03, 2018, 05:34:15 PM »

Thanks very much!
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« Reply #51 on: March 04, 2018, 05:04:18 AM »

Lightly dampened terry cloth (the more texture the better) is all you need.  Once a year, maybe use some fret board oil if you like.  No offense to anyone's preference, but I don't use steel wool on the wood unless it's an extreme case.  It can create a messy ebony dust that I don't like on the guitar.  Esp when it gets on your fingers and you touch the guitar, leaving ebony prints.  A rag is better as it soaks up the yuck.

Wait...what?  Ebony dust?  What sort of steel wool are you using and how hard are you rubbing?!
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« Reply #52 on: March 05, 2018, 01:48:03 AM »

Wait...what?  Ebony dust?  What sort of steel wool are you using and how hard are you rubbing?!
You know the boards are ebony, right?  If you're rubbing hard enough to get grime up, you will get a bit of the dark ebony "soot" comes up. This gets all over the place. I might notice it more than other since I am a neat freak when it comes to instruments and keep mine immaculate.  A terry cotton rag is so much better, IMO.
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« Reply #53 on: March 05, 2018, 02:49:17 AM »

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« Reply #54 on: March 05, 2018, 03:13:52 AM »

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« Reply #55 on: March 05, 2018, 02:01:46 PM »

Wait...what?  Ebony dust?  What sort of steel wool are you using and how hard are you rubbing?!

I was assuming the fingerboard, in question, was quite dirty. Some people exude some pretty strong stuff from their hands and extra fine steel wool is the best way to remove it. I have never heard of anyone else with a huge concern for ebony dust. You're going to produce about a millionth of a gram of the stuff. There's probably more dust or debris from the steel wool. Heck, have someone hold the vacuum over the job as you're doing it. Personally, lightly going over the fingerboards once in a blue moon keeps the frets shiny and the finger boards clean. Nose grease keeps them oiled. I humidify the house and would never put anything on my wood(s) other than wiping with a damp cloth. Then again I don't sweat much and, other than (regular) dust, my guitars stay very clean. NOW .... ROSEWOOD DUST!!!! YMMV.    
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