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Black Fingerboard Stain
DescriptionHiggins India Ink is like ebony in a bottle!
Makes streaked ebony fingerboards and bridges uniformly black.
The days of harvesting uniformly black ebony wood are rapidly fading—most ebony today is streaked with brown and gray. Higgins India Ink has become our favorite for making ebony uniformly black ("ebonizes" other woods, too). Wipe on, and wipe off the excess as needed.
Use it to darken new or old ebony fingerboards, bridges, tailpieces and peghead veneers on guitars, vi
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Discussed in Painting fretboard black in the TalkBass community
This is what I've typically seen used to "ebonize" a fretboard. I used it to dye a tan leather guitar strap jet black 30 years ago, and it's still jet black. It's alcohol based, ... ... more
I'll concur with Gilly here. Most rosewood based fingerboards are oily. The ones I've tried to turn black don't turn black, they just get darker I've tried things like Transtint ... ... more
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