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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-20-2007, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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Dying a fretboard

Hi have a ibanez with a failry dark rosewood fretboard. However i want to get it darker...something like this

has anyone ever dyed a fretboard before? i want to do it but im scared it wont work or will look rubbish or even will come off on my fingers when i play and i really dont want that to happen.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-22-2007, 09:30 AM
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Re: Dying a fretboard

There's info on dyeing fretboards on projectguitar.com

I'm about to undertake darkening mine (on an S520ex). I'll be using oil based leather dye (it's exactly the same thing that Stewmac sell:

I'll be posting the pics up somewhere when I'm done.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-22-2007, 10:16 AM
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Re: Dying a fretboard

Yeah, apparently its not too difficult to do either.

I have been wanting to do it to my RG421 for ages now, but just haven't had the guts to go straight for it. I have a crappy old squire strat neck that I could test it on first though if I wanted.

I will be interested to see your results necrophonic.

I have just always questioned the durability of the finish.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-27-2007, 08:56 AM
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Re: Dying a fretboard

I did that on my RG2820, I have posted pics in this thread.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-27-2007, 09:47 AM
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Re: Dying a fretboard

You know guys, that's just not going to make you all play better.....

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-27-2007, 04:41 PM
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Re: Dying a fretboard

It sounds like ebony envy.
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