#1
Is there anything I can do to improve the quality of a fretboard? I'm refinishing a cheap beater guitar and the fretboard is horrid..but I dont feel like buying/building a new fretboard/neck.

Basically, can I use sandpaper (~400 grit...) to improve the FB? rosewood fretboard...faux MOP dot inlays...ty
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#3
its not that it need rehydrating...it just looks all scratched up and word...not pleasent smooth worn but dragged-thru-the-dirt-by-a-truck worn....
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#4
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#5
If you were to use sandpaper, I would suggest some grit much higher than 400, something along the lines of 1600 would work best. But, I don't know if you should sand it or not anyway. If its roughed to hell you should probably sand it, but how it will affect the possible dyes/stains/oils I have no idea.
#7
I'd wrap the sandpaper tightly around a small, flat, steel ruler or block to keep everything level. Don't just use your finger, or you might end up with something like a scalloped fretboard. Use grit finer than 600. Sand with the grain, not over the frets.
I wouldn't wet sand raw wood. Wet sand clear finishes, but I've never heard of wet sanding raw wood, it raises the grain. Good luck.