... And I could not be happier! A few months ago I took delivery of my new CS Custom Telecaster. Everything about it was A1...except for its pale rosewood fretboard. After much searching online I was convinced that the only way to darken (fix) it was by using some type of dye or stain -- which I had no interest in doing. Finally, even though my guitar was brand new and clean as a whistle, I decided to give some Dunlop Lemon Oil a go, just for the purpose of conditioning. And would you believe... ! My formerly PALE rosewood board is now DARK! We're talking a MAJOR change here. The wood was sooooo dry that it soaked up the first application like a sponge! So I let that soak in for about an hour and even applied a second coat which I allowed to soak in for another couple of hours. When I finally got a good look at the resultant effect I damn near fell out of my chair! That rosewood is now just as beautiful as anything on my other 10 guitars. So there you go. To the rest of you who suffer from pale rosewood fretboard syndrome: go get some lemon oil -- again, I used Dunlop's -- and see what a couple of liberal applications can do for you. Apparently some manufacturers are sending out guitars with some EXTREMELY dry rosewood boards these days!