building a neck with a ebony fretboard?

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by funkymann1, Sep 7, 2015.

  1. funkymann1

    funkymann1 Tele-Holic

    Jun 7, 2012
    Cooper City Florida
    any good tutorials on this?
    ive done dozens of maple & rosewood necks but never ebony....i buy my fretboards from stew mac & from what i see i will need to tint the only issue is my technique of building necks is i glue the fretboard after i do the TR channel then trim off the sides then do the markers....every time i see an ebony board installation the markers & trimming are done after the tinting & the fretboard is mounted with everytying trimmed & ready to go....never done it this way...
    in other words i dont see myself being able to tint a board after its glued & markers are on....
  2. Captain Nutslot

    Captain Nutslot Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    May 3, 2012
    Rochester, NY
  3. Daverius

    Daverius Tele-Meister

    Apr 7, 2014
    Austin, Texas
    The dye is messy stuff. Gloves, covered table, and anything you don't want black well away from you are all musts.

    Unless you are going for a consistently near black fretboard (which is perfectly understandable) or your piece has too much blond in it, I prefer it natural, with a few wisps of light wood here and there.
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