Re: Maple fretboard restore opinions needed
Sorry, I can see the photos (blocked at work).
If the finish is already damaged in some areas and you feel the wavers in the wood, and you want it back to "new" you can simply sand it down, and put a clear coat over the entire fretboard (taping off the frets of course). I did this what I scalloped my maple neck. I killed the initial finish, and left it unfinished, and it turned brown. I re-sanded it and put several coats of clear coat, then hand wet-sanded it to remove any imperfections. Now it looks brand new, and it's from the 80s