Sandberg Fingerboard Oil Review

Hello there, back again with another real review of a really nice instrument care product by Sandberg.

This time we will be looking at one of the best guitar and bass fingerboard/fretboard care oil out there: Sandberg Fingerboard Oil.

My regular readers are already aware of me being a total nerd in fingerboard oils!

Around 7-8 years ago, I was trying to make my own, all-natural fretboard oil with essential oils extracted from lemon, orange, oregano, mint and grape seeds.

Since I used to have access to an essential oil manufacturer, I was able to get some samples, mix them and create all-natural oils.

In my very old article on “How to Care Guitar Fretboard? Natural or Synthetic Lemon Oil“, I was presenting some results of my attempts in this context.

Yes, you can actually mix some essential oils and maintain, care and clean your guitar/bass fingerboards without having to pay for petroleum-based oil with added synthetic scents!

This article was also written just to prove that the “lemon oil” as you know it is not really lemon extracts at all. Most of the big companies use petroleum-based oils and add artificial components to them.

As far as I know, there was only a single particular product by MusicNomad company, named as F-One Oil (Available at Amazon).

While I was experimenting with different essential oils and compared them with an off the shelf product, I noticed there were similarities in characteristics.

The smell was very similar, both products felt more like a proper “oil” rather than a more fluid, baby-oil like structure.

Since I relocated to Bratislava for work, I had to sell all my guitars to finance myself so naturally, I didn’t take my guitar maintenance products with me. 🙂

But recently I have started buying guitars and related accessories to get back to playing again! One of my recent guitar choices was a Schecter Hellraiser Hybrid PT-7 which features a beautiful ebony fretboard.

So in order to do the maintenance of ebony, I started looking for a fingerboard oil.

Unfortunately, Thomann only features a couple of MusicNomad products, mostly drums and cymbal cleaners. So I thought I should go for a standard cleaning agent temporarily.

However, while I was searching for the guitar cleaning and maintenance agents category, I noticed Sandberg Fingerboard Oil!

Sandberg Fingerboard Oil

Sandberg Fingerboard Oil – All Natural, Essential Oil 🙂

And voila! It’s exactly what I was looking for! The smell is so nice, it hits you right after you open the lid. I noticed a strong scent of orange, lemon or citrus family peels extract.

It has only a single warning in German on the back saying that keep away from children and in case of contact with eyes, wash with water 🙂

In order to prove my point that Sandberg Fretboard Oil is being 100% natural & essential oil, I have also contacted the Sandberg company. I will also share their input here if I ever get a response. So stay tuned!

By the way, Sandberg does not only manufacture cleaning and maintenance products for guitars. They are actually a guitar and bass manufacturer. And most of their instruments are high segmented in terms of quality and price.

Sandberg Fretboard Oil comes in a 50ml plastic bottle with an additional inner lid that will help you keep things clean and use it in single drops. It’s a very minor detail but this will keep the bottle clean at all times even though you chuck it away somewhere in a toolbox.

You can use this oil on ebony, rosewood or pau ferro without any issue. I highly recommend it to anyone who is picky about what they put on their guitar/bass fingerboards.

Before I end this post, I would like to share an image of Sandberg fretboard oil in use. Wish I were able to transmit the scent of it as well 🙂

Sandberg Fingerboard Oil in action!

Sandberg Fingerboard Oil with my Schecter Hellraiser Hybrid PT-7 Ebony Fingerboard

I hope you have enjoyed this brief article and hopefully helped you recognize this excellent guitar/bass brand as well!

Thanks for your reading and see you in the next review!

Osman

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