Ok, so this build may get going again. It's been kinda stalled while I was in school, but I'm home for the summer and I've got a bunch of tools to work with.
First, to get you updated:
Just a few little things done here and there. I figure I'm done the body except for drilling and sanding. I MIGHT make the binding channel deeper. It barely goes through the maple in a few places. And that eyebrow is pretty big.
But where I got the most work done is the fretboard.
Instead of messing around with superglue or binding goop, I just dipped it in acetone for less than a minute and stuck it right on.
Only one problem. There was kind of acetone everywhere. And when it touched the rosewood, it formed this brown substance that looked like maybe the acetone was washing the oils out of the wood or something. It looked like this.
Unfortunately, that brown shit is also on the surface of my board.
It didn't come off with naphtha, which kind of surprised me. I'm not sure what to do now. Any ideas? Does anyone know what exactly formed it?