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“Dear Sir,
A few months ago I placed my first order with you and built my very first guitar. Ovangkol back and sides with Sitka top.
I have been a craftsman for a number of years, rebuilding antique pianos, including making new soundboards and bridges, and decided to try my hand at guitars after buying a Taylor 814ce.
The results of my first attempt were surprising, to me and to others. Since I'm a bit "old-school" I built it entirely by hand, no table saw, router, joiner etc. (I did use a drill press!). I have already received requests for custom made guitars, and from a store interested in selling them.
It really helped to find quality supplies, all in one place, so I could start this experiment - which may just turn out to be my next and final career.
Many Thanks.
ps. I have just placed a second order so I can start making a few more......”

- Jon Ballard

Fingerboard Dye

Use a mixture of 1/2 oz. of this powdered dye to 8 oz. of a methyl alcohol based solvent to completely blacken Ebony. After mixing, strain through muslin to remove residue. For a binder, we suggest adding a spoonful of shellac. Store the liquid in a bottle and dilute as needed. Depending on Ebony, enough for about ten fingerboards.

SKU Product Name In Stock Each  
FD Fingerboard dye, .5 oz. Yes $6.56