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Zebrawood Fretboard

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by trippercaster, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. trippercaster

    trippercaster Tele-Meister

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    I found a really nice piece of zebrawood and I've made a couple of fretboards from it, but I'm not sure how it should be treated. Does it require a finish? Anyone have some pics of zebrawood FB's they've done?
     

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    More photos of the body/neck it will be paired with.

    I apologize for the poor quality of the photos, I am limited to a crappy cell phone. This is my fifth guitar build, my first non-tele build. Also my first angled headstock, set neck, TOM bridge, etc...
     

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    Probably obvious, but the body and neck are walnut/maple/walnut. The "wings" of the body have a layer of maple veneer as a pinstripe. Headstock will get either a flame maple or walnut veneer; haven't decided which yet.
     
  4. Captain Nutslot

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    Right on! That looks sweet.

    Here's a few shots I dug up of a couple zebra fretboards at one stage or another. In the end I hit 'em with Tru Oil. I like it :)

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    Thanks Cap! Yours look awesome. Tru-oil I can do. Heck, I may just do the whole guitar that way. Hadn't really gotten that far with the planning, I just knew it would be clear. But that's how I work. Improv!
     
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    I've done several.
     

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    They look great. Good job on the inlays. Did you put any finish on them? If not, do you just oil them like ebony or rosewood?
     
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    I don't think you have to. But I can't find my reference material on it. Sometimes I hit it with a thin coat of laquer.
     
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    Looks ultra cool, Cap'n NS!
     
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    Tru oil really brings out the grain on zebrawood. I wouldn't leave it unfinished. It wouldn't really do it justice.
     
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    Thanks!
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