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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Jaguars & Jazzmasters / 60'Lacquer JM Fretboard



Feb 10th, 2017 10:09 AM   Edit   Profile  

Bought the 60's Lacquer Jazzmaster recently. Really nice guitar. The pickups are very bright, but a set of pure nickel strings toned them down quite a bit.
My question is: how can I darken down the fretboard, as it came very light brown.Tried Dunlop 65 Lemon oil, but didn't do much. I'd like the fretboard to be dark brown like my other Jazzmasters.

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El Californio

Mar 2nd, 2017 05:01 PM   Edit   Profile  

I consulted my all-things-wood guru for you and he says:

Fiebing's Professional Oil Dye works well. It's meant for leather, but works on wood too. Comes in a wide range of colors, and can be mixed. It's available at Tandy Leather stores or on the web.


Stewart-McDonald used to sell it as fingerboard stain, but I see they've now switched over to black Higgins India Ink for ebony boards. Higgins inks also come in other colors, and they can be mixed. Available in art supply stores.


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