#1
hey guys please help me. some parts in my fretboard (the parts i use the most) are loosing it original dark color, its getting whiter, i dont know what to do to avoid it! i bought my guitar 3 months ago, and i use it quite a lot. its an epiphone les paul 100. what do you guys recomend?
#2
do you have any pics?

maybe it's crappy cheapo rosewood and they dyed it to make it look darker and better. if so... don't worry about it?
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#3
are you sure it's actually wearing? it could be dirt that builds up in the cracks, or it could just be the fretboard drying out.
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#4
Google fret board conditioner and buy whatever you think is best for your guitar
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#6
No matter how much you use it, there's no way even cheap rosewood will dry out in ~3 months unless you've been putting it through some really tortuous conditions, like playing it next to a radiator then storing it in a cold room.

If you're really paranoid about it drying out, buy some lemon oil. Apply a very, very tiny amount (a couple of drops at most) to a clean, soft cloth, and gently rub this on the lighter areas. Do not scrub at it, do not drown the fretboard in oil. It is possible to damage the fretboard perminantly if you use too much oil.

What's most likely is simply, as Dave_Mc said, the dye Epiphone use on the fretboard has rubbed off.
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do you have any pics?

maybe it's crappy cheapo rosewood and they dyed it to make it look darker and better. if so... don't worry about it?


Most likely this. A lot of companies "dye" their fretboard to hide the fact that the rosewood they use is really crappy/ugly. Do your fingertips get black when you play?
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Most likely this. A lot of companies "dye" their fretboard to hide the fact that the rosewood they use is really crappy/ugly. Do your fingertips get black when you play?


yes they do get kinda black. so i gues its some crappy rosewood. but do you think some lemon oil can help in some way or not?
#9
depending on what the dye is lemon oil might actually speed up the process if it dissolves the dye
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What kind of strings are you using?

i dont know, i use the ones that came with the guitar, except for the high e i broke. im using a ghs guitar boomers roundwound string or something like that 010 caliber