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Can You Darken A Rosewood Fretboard?

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by SunburstYummy, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. SunburstYummy

    SunburstYummy Strat-Talker

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    Hey

    Can you darken a Rosewood fretboard with some sort of oil or polish?

    I don't really like a light brownish rosewood board, however I absolutely love the darker ones. I guess it's just luck what colour your fretboard is.

    Would this be possible with minimal difficulty?

    Thanks, any help will be appreciated. :)
     
  2. Malikon

    Malikon Dark Cabaret

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    Sometimes just lemon oil will darken it up.

    They dry out and get lighter colored.
     
  3. thaus

    thaus Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I use Fret-Doctor and it does noticeably darken the rosewood as well as condition it..........
     
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    Fret Doctor darkened my rosewood board nicely on my Strat.
     
  7. hornz

    hornz Strat-O-Master

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    I've been thinking about darkening the 'board on my Oly White Strat.
     
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    Fret Dr. rocks, but I think I've seen black fretboard stain mentioned in other threads.
     
  11. thaus

    thaus Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Does the stain not come off on your fingers? Just asking.........
     
  12. jewfresus

    jewfresus Senior Stratmaster

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    depends how dark ya want it! if you want it to look like ebony, which i dont think you do, use Fiebing's Oil Dye. its used to darken fretboards a lot by pros, but usually to make it look like ebony.
     

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