Submitted July 11, 2014 by Richard A in Springfield, OR
"Appears to work as advertised"
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At first I almost threw the bottle out. That was because the applicator wouldn't get wet. Then I realized that it takes pressure on the applicator to get it wet. I was skeptical even after I finally got the strings on my Martin HD-28 guitar wet. I wiped the strings and played the guitar and it sounded fairly good. But I was thinking that I hadn't really removed the corrosion or oxidation or whatever from the strings. Then I did a couple more applications and wiped the strings down carefully with a terry cloth rag that I had around here. Then I saw all the black crud on the rag and I knew I had removed something very bad from the strings. The guitar sounded much better after this string cleaning. The product worked well and left the fingerboard beautiful. The fingerboard on my guitar was already very clean and it looked about the same after the application of the string conditioner. The product wiped off the fingerboard and strings OK.I've concluded that the product works well as far as making the guitar sound better and it really does reduce finger friction on the strings without making the strings slimy or gooey or anything like that.I'd buy it again as soon as I need some more. I'm going to use it on my mandolin too once I get the mandolin fixed (mandolin needs setup very badly).
The product gets the strings clean and allows the stringed instrument to sound better.
I think it's the improvement in sound that stands out mostly with this product.
Ease of Use
Fairly easy to use, but remember that it takes some pressure (or at least it did in my case) to get the applicator tip wet.
The overall quality seems very good. The product works without getting the fingerboard or strings slimy or gooey.
I would say that this product is probably worth the price if you compare it with other products.
The Zzounds review system forced me to put in a rating for the manufacturer so I gave that a 5 star, but I've had no chance to deal with the manufacturer directly at all.
The Wow Factor
The main thing is that the product works, but I also noticed that the bottle has a very nice design to it. The bottle appears to be very sturdy. This lets you tighten the cap down pretty well without breaking anything.
Hobbyist, play at home, have played guitar, mandolin, some banjo (those are the stringed instruments).
Bluegrass, folk, country, blues, any good acoustic music. Right now I'm interested in acoustic 6 and 12 string guitar. I have an
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