Re: Who was the lucky one to get this DY deal?
Yeah I've done that on a few guitars and it works OK, but not perfect. And the original clear finish is gone, which means it gets dirty again quickly. And it still isn't original, its a cleaned fretboard, which value-wise puts it above "dirty" but not as high as "original".
Again, I'm not debating the appeal of dirty maple boards, I'm only commenting on the impact it has on the value of the guitar. At $1100 and considering the case and palm rest, I could have bought the guitar, cleaned the board and resold it for an easy and healthy profit. That's what I suspect is going to happen with this guitar. I'm expecting to see it for sale again.