Quick Review: Lizard Spit Guitar Polish and Fretboard Conditioner
Who else hates fingerprints, smudges and grime all over their guitars? Well, the answer should be everybody because we all want to keep our instruments looking amazing and in tip-top shape. Dirt and grime accumulating on the finsh will cause it to wear prematurely and not maintinaing a clean and properly moisturized fretboard can result in cracks, warpaged and frets pulling out.
This is where Lizard Spit comes in. Lizard Spit makes eco-friends guitar care products that are safe for all guitar finishes and, in my opinion, are fantastic products. Just to be clear, I am in no way associated with Lizard Spit other than selling their product because I believe they are good products and which I myself.
(Left: Lizard Spit Guitar Polish; Right: Lizard Spit Fret Board Conditioner)
To demonstrate this, I took an extremely dirty 2014 Epiphone Les Paul Traditional Pro in Ebony and cleaned it up with Lizard Spit Products. First, I removed the knobs and pickguard and then sprayed the body with Lizard Spit Guitar Polish. The guitar polish is a carnauba wax/water formula that sprays as a lite mist, only a little thinker than water. Take a microfiber cloth, or soft cotton like an old t-shirt, and rub the product in. Once you're done rubbing it in, flip the cloth to a dry spot and buff to a shine. That's all there is to it. Not a million steps just apply and buff. Repeat as needed. The polish gives the guitar a beautiful shine and doesn't leave any sticky residue behind. Best of all its safe for ALL guitar finishes, yes even nitro.
(One dirty Epiphone..)
(All cleaned up)
Next, I removed the strings and cleaned up the fretboard. This guitar had not been played much and the fretboard was relatively clean. I gave the fretboard a quick wipe down with a damp cloth and the applied the fretboard conditioner. The Lizard Spit Fretboard Conditioner is an orange oil formulation and smells great when applied. I placed two drops of the oil on a soft cloth and applied it to the entire neck; the oil really goes a long way. I then let it sit for fifteen minutes and used a soft cloth to removes the excess.
(Cleaned and conditioned fretboard)
Easy as that and the guitar was nice and clean. The fretboard oil left not grime or stickiness which is always a plus. The oil also did not change the color of the rosewood board, so you shouldn't worry about it darkening it too much unless you have a really dry fretboard.
Overall both these products do their job great and are reasonably priced. You can get them on gsmusicsupply.com for $8.95 for the guitar polish and $10.95 for the fretboard conditioner. As always, you will get free shipping on all orders.
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(Spit-shined and ready for the Ball!)