#1
I was just thinking while looking at my Eclipse, imagining all the colors inverted. How cool would it be to have a snow white fretboard with black inlays? Is that even possible?
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i keep asking my dad for wood. but he keeps getting annoyed (he's working on a house). and i'm too young to go outside.

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#4
That's an idea for a custom then, sometime down the road
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i keep asking my dad for wood. but he keeps getting annoyed (he's working on a house). and i'm too young to go outside.

#6
Yeah, it would be just like a maple fretboard but with some paint between the wood and the lacquer.
#7
I would just be concerned about the feel and durability of such a fretboard - especially considering discolouration. How the hell are you going to refret such a fretboard without totally ruining it? Not worth it to look cool, if you ask me.
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#8
staining it.

there is white based stains you can purchase, and people stain fretboards already anyway.
#9
If you have the $$$, you might be able to use carbon fiber (or anodized metal or another exotic material) instead of maple. I know a few luthiers are using such materials for fingerboards, though I don't know of anyone using them in anything other than a black colored form.

And they would all be quite durable.
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#11
Quote by HomerSGR
I would just be concerned about the feel and durability of such a fretboard - especially considering discolouration. How the hell are you going to refret such a fretboard without totally ruining it? Not worth it to look cool, if you ask me.
It's no different to working with a regular clear coated maple fretboard.

Or just do what Prince did with his guitars that had painted fetboards; get stainless steel frets, then you never have to worry about having to replace them.
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