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strat4me
07-14-2017, 09:10 AM
We'e considering a satin finish maple fretboard on a Bruko uke. Is this likely to show dirt from fingers due to the lighter color?

WhenDogsSing
07-14-2017, 09:19 AM
Here is a maple fingerboard after years of playing:

https://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.g6zTz2Htaz7O-nv-y9m-HgEsDH&w=142&h=110&c=8&rs=1&qlt=90&dpr=1.75&pid=3.1&rm=2

Ukulele Eddie
07-14-2017, 10:38 AM
I don't have a light colored fretboard, but wanted to mention that I use a cleaner/conditioner on my fretboard whenever I change strings. [I use Boogie Juice which comes in a convenient marker-style applicator even though I know it would be far more economical to buy conditioner/cleaner in a volume container.] If you do that, you should be fine.

Ukecaster
07-14-2017, 11:28 AM
The Fender guitar shown above was probably a 50's vintage strat, which was finished with thin nitrocellulous finish. I doubt the Bruko has that type of finish. It more likely has the modern UV cured poly used on many instruments these days (Taylors, Martins, Larrivees, etc), and is way less likely to wear through and show show the dirty marks.