Re: HELP!!! Jatoba (Brazilian Cherry) Wood for JEM Jr. Fretboard??
I am from Brazil and the wood "JatobŠ" darkens with time, any attempt to dye the wood only worsens the result, it tends to get the color similar to chocolate. It's patience and waiting to get dark over time. Incidentally, this species is also at risk of extinction. I have in my house a log of this kind, but I will use it to make an acoustic guitar. For the fretboard I would use a wood called "YpÍ" that is similar to Maple, hard as rock and suitable for typing.