Re: Concerned about my SZ Fretboard
Rosewood never really dries out, it can't, it's too oily. Ask anyone that has heated the frets on a rosewood fingerboard during the course of removing them--rosewood is extremely oily. While it's true that the most preferred types of rosewood are dark, like Brazilian, some of the other sources for rosewood produce varieties that are naturally light in color, Indian rosewood comes in all kinds of colors for example, often with multi-colored streaks. The rosewood fingerboard on my Elitist Les Paul is very light in color and it was specially selected at the factory.
Dan Erlewine has voiced the opinion that the belief in rosewood fingerboards drying out is largely a myth.