Black Fingerboard Stain

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Ebony in a bottle!
Makes streaked ebony fingerboards and bridges uniformly black.

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Black Fingerboard Stain

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Ebony in a bottle!
Makes streaked ebony fingerboards and bridges uniformly black.

The days of harvesting uniformly black ebony wood are rapidly fading—in fact, most ebony today is streaked with brown and gray. Fiebing's black stain is a long-time guitar factory favorite for making ebony uniformly black ("ebonizes" other woods, too). LeatherColor™ is the new environmentally-friendlier formula. 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, violins, mandolins and banjos. Unlike other black stains, Fiebings won't leave a bluish tint.
4-ounce bottle.

Tip: Clean the wood with naphtha and sand to 600-grit before staining. Mask off neck bindings, the nut, and any other areas you don't want to stain. Apply with a clean cloth or a brush, and be sure to wear protective gloves.

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Black Fingerboard Stain

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Made my cheap Epiphone Les Paul look higher quality.

By Clinton mills from Louisa, kentucky
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, April 28, 2012

I applied this to my Epiphone Les Paul's finger board. It looks like a different guitar, the rosewood board was streaky and very light colored, now it looks like a very expensive guitars fret board. love it

Makes a worn out board look new

By Danny Clayburn from Albuquerque, NM
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, April 23, 2012

Got this to primarily hide multiple chip repairs on an ebony fret board on my Tricone. Did a great job, board is very uniform looking, has a nice sheen. Very easy to use. It can creep under masking tape if you're not careful, so bindings may need a little scraping. One jar should have me set for life, a little bit goes a long way.

Use Sparingly

By jlokay from Montclair NJ USA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Use a cotton swab. In error, I used a small sponge brush. This stuff will find its way under painters masking tape. And if your neck has aged cracks in the finish along the binding, it will seep in. So, use sparingly to avoid staining areas you can't fix without refinishing.

Must have for any shop!

By The Guitar Doctor from Reading, PA.
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, February 19, 2012

You will use this stain for countless touchups. Don't forget the rubber gloves!

Fiebings Black Dye

By Glen Grant from Meridian, Idaho
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, January 14, 2012

Impressive. Great coverage.Just enough with one coat to darken striped ebony without covering the character of the wood. I used a
Qtip to apply. A light sanding on the
cream binding took off the excess on the edges.

Amazing product

By Dennis Phillips from Clifton, Texas USA
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, December 19, 2011

Just wanted to add a picture of my 1963 Silvertone. This product helped bring this amazing guitar back to life.

Great Product... from Rosewood to Ebony in minutes

By DavidG from Albany, Georgia USA
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, December 17, 2011

What can I say ? It is black, it soaks in and it stays where I put it. Great product.


By Dennis Phillips from Clifton, Texas USA
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, December 05, 2011

This is a great stain. It is an oil so it works on conditioning as well as creating a "like new" appearance. I will be using this on all my repairs in the future! TIP: WEAR GLOVES, unless you like black colored fingers for two days and explaining that to your friends at the office.

Excellent product for violin fingerboard

By Grant Dittmer from Hanover Park, Illinois, USA
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, July 31, 2011

While restoring a violin with a faded fingerboard, i tried a couple of stains, but nothing looked very good. One application of this product made the fingerboard look like new.

An excellent product.

Stains like a champ

By DougM from Ohio
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, July 26, 2011

This stuff really works for staining...wood gets really black and like some others here I have used it with good effect on rosewood fingerboards. Unfortunately it will leak right under blue masking tape even after burnishing the edges. So I have some bindings that have stains on it. Also it turns your fingers black when you play the guitar for months after using it. Like the others I have rubbed and rubbed it and used steel wool and still have black fingertips after playing.

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