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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-31-2008, 12:47 AM Thread Starter
 
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Making JEM Rosewood Fingerboard Darker w/o Dye

I have heard that applying boiled linseed oil, followed by lemon oil is a safe and effective way to make a rosewood fingerboard darker. Anybody tried that or can recommend another way? This will be on a brand new JEM77BK and I don't want to do anything permanent to it!
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Re: Making JEM Rosewood Fingerboard Darker w/o Dye

I have been through these questions and so have many others. And I can't tell you enough

BORE DOCTOR
BORE DOCTOR
BORE DOCTOR
BORE DOCTOR
BORE DOCTOR

http://www.beafifer.com/boredoctor.htm

This is the best stuff for rosewood, and ive used it on 3 high end Ibanez guitars. Best thing you can do is buy some.....

dont even touch lemon oil

before BORE DOCTOR


after BORE DOCTOR

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Re: Making JEM Rosewood Fingerboard Darker w/o Dye

And the pictures speak for themselves....
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Re: Making JEM Rosewood Fingerboard Darker w/o Dye

Just get bore oil. It's the stuff they used for woodwinds like clarinets that are made from ebony. It's really easy to find, much easier than Bore Doctor.
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before BORE DOCTOR


after BORE DOCTOR
Seems like a lot of brightness on the first picture. So what's the difference for real?
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Seems like a lot of brightness on the first picture. So what's the difference for real?
Dont look to into it. but if the first pic shows to much brightness then all you really need to see is the after shot, cause thats what the neck looks like in person. Dark and yummy !!!
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Re: Making JEM Rosewood Fingerboard Darker w/o Dye

Thx for the feedback - I appreciate it. This is not the first forum someone has recommended Bore Doctor so maybe that's the road I will pursue.
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Re: Making JEM Rosewood Fingerboard Darker w/o Dye

Bore Doctor +1
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Bore Oil... Oldest trick in the book!

See Rich's www.ibanezrules.com.
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Bore oil
Bore doctor

same same
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Re: Making JEM Rosewood Fingerboard Darker w/o Dye

FP neck on DY body? Any more pics of that young lady?
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FP neck on DY body? Any more pics of that young lady?
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Re: Making JEM Rosewood Fingerboard Darker w/o Dye

anywhere i can get this stuff in asia?
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just buy it from the website, and use paypal to pay. it cant get any easier then that....
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Bought bore doctor also from Europe, no problem and delivery was quite fast.
The stuff is extremely cool.
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