NGD (Attempt 2) 2010 Gibson Les Paul Studio Silverburst

M37a11

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Hi All, I now own my first real Gibson Les Paul! It took a couple attempts (see this thread) but this new one is immaculate.

Sadly, I really fell in love with the fretboard of the first damaged guitar. It was rosewood but very dark and matched the silverburst finish better. I am researching conditioning/dyeing the fretboard darker. Has anyone done this with success on a rosewood board?

More pictures: https://imgur.com/a/XChl42w



Specs:
Body Species: Maple
Finish: High-gloss lacquer

Neck Species: Solid Mahogany
Truss Rod: Traditional
Profile: Classic ’60’s
Joint Angle: 5 degrees
Headstock Angle: 17 degrees
Joint: Mortise & tenon

Fingerboard Species: Rosewood
Radius: 12”
Frets: 22
Inlays: Figured acrylic trapezoid

Nut Material: Corian
Width: 1.695”

Neck Pickup: 490R
Bridge Pickup: 498T
Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone, toggle switch

Tuning Keys: Grover Kidney
Bridge: Tune-o-Matic
Tailpiece: Stopbar
Strap Buttons: Aluminum

Truss Rod Cover: Vinyl black bell
Control Knobs: Black top hat with silver inlay

Case: Hardshell
 
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M37a11

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Don’t dye it. You will be sorry. Just give some oil and some time.
Any recommendation on which oil I should use? I picked up everything the local music shop had and also Howard Feed-n-Wax by recommendation of a local luthier.

 

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Love it :thumb:

Congrats and HNGD :applause:
 

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Congratulations and happy NGD :)

Any recommendation on which oil I should use? I picked up everything the local music shop had and also Howard Feed-n-Wax by recommendation of a local luthier.

Use lemon oil, Big Bends Fret Board Juice or GHS Gorgomyte.
Don't ever use anything containing wax!
 

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Congrats mate I'm sure you will my years together, sorry to hear about your other problems but now water under the bridge
 

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Congrats on finding the right one - it looks great!

Condition the board with a good product. I use the Guitar Elixir from Brown's Guitar Factory. He's a local luthier who makes great products - no affiliation other than I've bought from him in the past and I've always been satisfied. A couple applications of this and some time spent playing the guitar and that board will darken up nicely.

http://brownsguitarfactory.com/store/cleaners-lubricants/guitar-elixer/
 

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No wax on the fingerboard, it will make a gunk trap that sticks forever! :sadwave:
 

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Thanks for the heads up about the wax!
just play it ! the oil and time will do the rest !
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mine its ebony but when i bought it was not that dark !
do not use too much oil !!
 

danny

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how the hell i can flip the image of that pic!
 

M37a11

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I think I am going to order some Fret Dr. it seems highly regarded on these forums.
 




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