#1
The guitar I want has a rosewood fretboard,but will it darken over time and become more of an ebony colour,which I prefer?
#2
If it gets dirty <_<. I think it'll darken a little, but why do you really ca\re about fretboard colour....the only big difference is between rose/w and maple, other than that...pththth
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#3
Yes, leave the neck under the sun for 12 hours.

But your neck might be messed up though if you don't do it properly.
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My thoughts exactly. . .

Just put a bunch of fast fret on the fingerboard when you change your strings, my rosewood is now all shiny and beautiful. . .
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The guitar I want has a rosewood fretboard,but will it darken over time and become more of an ebony colour,which I prefer?


set it on fire, then it will be as black as ebony.
#6
or you can buy a stainer which will make the rosewood appear darker but it wont last long from what ive heard so you gotta keep re-applying it. anyway if you want an Ebony coloured fretboard buy an Ebony fretboard then
#7
^what i was thinking.

rosewood doesnt get darker. it's either well conditioned and a rich brownish color.
or dry and a pale white-brown.
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#8
http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Finishing_supplies/Colors,_tints,_and_stains/1/Black_Fingerboard_Stain/Pictures.html#details

something like this. some guys use kiwi shoe polish. but unknown what woods ud use it on.
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#9
yeh but that product (what jenny showed) is more to give Ebony the darker finish that you can see. if you fretboard becomes dry you could use Dunlop's fretboard conditioner. or the more expensive route which is to actually buy a ebony fretboard and well yeh you know what to do
#10
^yea i saw, but it would probably work on a rosewood board too. they wont market it that way tho, because well, players usually start with the board they want.

to know for sure if its safe on rosewood u can prob call their techs.
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