How to stain a Fender maple fretboard

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Issue 310 July 26, 2018


This 1972 P-Bass neck came into Dan Erlewine's shop with a nasty curve that wouldn't adjust out. Dan had to remove wood to make it straight, so now he's refinishing the surface to match the rest of the neck.

 
In this Trade Secrets video:
  • 1972 Precision Bass with too much curve to adjust out
  • Wood removed at the nut and the heel to flatten it
  • Neat trick for keeping gunk out of the fret slots
  • Perfectly color-matching the slightly yellowed finish

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