Show your fretboard some love, and it will love you right back. Check out this sampling of conditioners.

You change your strings regularly. Awesome! But how much effort are you putting into cleaning and conditioning your fretboard when changing said strings? Your fretboard is where much of the magic happens, so you should be doing whatever you can to prevent unwanted natural occurrences like cracks and loosening frets. You want to keep your fretboard looking nice too, right? This month, we’ve rounded up a sampling of the available products that will help your fretboard play and look its best.

KYSER

Lem-OilContaining no waxes or synthetics, Lem-Oil is specially formulated for fretboards and other oil-finished wood surfaces. It cleans, polishes, protects against drying, and also tones down surface scratches and blemishes.
$95

LIZARD SPIT

Fretboard ConditionerMade with orange oil, this conditioner is formulated to clean and condition without residue on the frets or damage to porous woods. Regular use is intended to prevent warping.
$95

MUSICNOMAD

F-ONE OilThis lemon-oil free conditioner is a complex mixture of ultra-refined tree and seed oils. Never sticky or tacky, the formula penetrates and conditions the wood to dry fast and give a long-lasting new look.
$99

BIG BENDS

Fret Board JuiceThis fretboard conditioner is a safe cleaner and moisturizer, free of any solvents that can loosen frets and inlays over time. Unlike many others, Fret Board Juice contains no lemon or citric oil—only highly refined, ultra-pure mineral oil.
$75

D’ADDARIO

Planet Waves Hydrate Fingerboard ConditionerThis non-buildup treatment formula removes dirt and grime, cleans and conditions dark natural-wood fretboards, and restores natural moisture to fretboards to prevent drying, cracking, and other damage.
$29

DUNLOP

Fretboard 65 Ultimate Lemon OilThis formula will remove grime and quickly help bring a fretboard to its original luster. Once dirt is removed, Fretboard 65 aids in keeping it away by providing an invisible barrier against stains and moisture.
$49

ERNIE BALL

Wonder Wipes Fretboard ConditionerThese individually wrapped wipes quickly nourish a neck with their unique blend of orange, jojoba, and linseed oils that eliminate dirt and grime from a fretboard in one simple swipe. (Package of six.)
$99

DR. DUCKS

Ax WaxThis organic cleaning/polishing/moisturizing formula is safe for the entire instrument as it contains no wax, abrasives, silicones, synthetics, or acids. As a raw-wood conditioner, it helps protect fretboards and bridges in climates from dry to humid.
$95

GOBY LABS

Fingerboard ConditionerThis conditioner is formulated to restore the natural beauty of porus-wood fretboards. The orange oil lifts sweat and grime from both the frets and fretboard, while the mineral oil protects against drying, warping, and cracking.
$99

GERLITZ

Guitar HoneyThis unique blend of conditioning oils for rosewood, ebony, and other exotic woods will cleanse and enhance a fretboard’s natural character, giving it a silky feel and glowing sheen while protecting against moisture, sweat, alcohol, and grime.
$95
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