What should I use to clean my guitar?
Most well-known brands of cleaner made specifically for cleaning
guitars can be used on Bourgeois guitars without causing long term
damage to finish. It is important not to use furniture polishes, or
other types of cleaners and polishes containing silicone, as
silicone may inhibit future finish touch-up.
Most polishes and waxes made specifically for guitars will also not
damage our finishes. Waxes and polishes containing wax should be
used as little as possible, in most cases no more than once a year.
In most instances, shiny surfaces can be restored by regular use of
guitar cleaners. Always follow directions provided with
cleaning and polishing products.
Never use rubbing compound or polishing compound unless you have
prior experience using these materials. Removal of scratches and
deep scuffs should only be attempted by professionals.
Fretboard oil is not necessary for the long term-term maintenance of
fretboards, however, occasional use is not harmful. As with
cleaners, polishes and waxes, only use well-known brands made
specifically for guitars, and be sure to follow instructions.
We are familiar with guitar care products offered by Planet Waves
and by Stewart Macdonald Guitar Supply, and can recommend these to
owners of Bourgeois guitars. Though many other good guitar care
products are now available to players, we do not have enough first
hand experience with the companies that offer them to comment on
their suitability for use with Bourgeois guitars.
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updated: July 24, 2007