#1
I plan on ebonizing the fretboard on my Ibanez VBT700, light rosewood + white guitar = got to go. I'm going to clean it off first with naphtha like Stewmac suggests, but should I worry about sanding it? Why or why not? Appreciate the help in advance!
#4
Don't use naptha. It'll just dry the board out.

You also can't stain rosewood very well. It will last a while but eventually the stain will lift and then you're just left with black marks on your fingers.

Condition the fretboard properly and it will darken in colour a lot. The actual difference in colour between very dark, properly conditioned rosewood and normal ebony is very little. Any entirely black ebony you see is, vastly more often than not, dyed.
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