I'm working on a Tele relic right now (first one) and starting to think about how I am going to relic the fretboard in order to duplicate the wear marks. The neck is all maple, nitro finished. I have been studying the Blackguard book and have some questions that maybe you can answer: -It looks like the wear areas are between the strings not under them. Is this because this is where the finger contacts the fretboard? -Many of the older guitars have wear at the very end of the fretboard after the last fret. Why is this? Finally can anyone share their technique for removing the finish in these wear areas? Do you sand, scrape, wipe with lacquer thinner? Any other thoughts on the topic (other than 'just play the crap out of it for 30 years')?