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That nastiness on the neck of my acoustic


(@peaveyusa)
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Whats that nastiness. Its like wax but not. It has built up and its even on the strings. Makes it hard to slide my fingers up and down notes even.


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(@s1120)
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Sounds like the oils in your skin is reactiong to the finish on the guitar neck.

Paul B


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(@thegreenone)
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I had a bad case of that after picking up an old guitar that I hadn't touched in years.
Removed the strings, cleaned the neck with one of those micro-fiber towels with very little water / liquid soap mix, rubbing fairly softly till all the gunk was gone.
New strings and it was like new!


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(@peaveyusa)
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It's due for a re-string and cleaning anyways. It's my old austin acoustic and it souns beautiful looks beautiful besides that nastiness on it. BLEH!


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(@dagwood)
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It's due for a re-string and cleaning anyways. It's my old austin acoustic and it souns beautiful looks beautiful besides that nastiness on it. BLEH!

I always wash my hands before I play. I also use a towel, especially in the summer to wipe me hands during playing to minimize the sweat.

Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing. - Wernher Von Braun (1912-1977)


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