Well, "darkened", not "ebonized", but then I wasn't going for straight black, I just wanted to make the board a few shades darker (it turned out more than just a few shades but oh well, looks good!)
I love a good cut of rosewood, don't get me wrong, but when it's pale it looks really cheap, especially in this case against the trans-black flame on the body. There was just way too much brown going on
Unfortunately the only pics I have from before are from when I first got the guitar, and it doesn't actually look that bad in those pics so the difference isn't that great. But in person it was a really light brown which, as I said, looked a bit shit against the trans-black.
For those interested, I used Fiebings Leather Dye
Cool! And I totally agree regarding brown on trans black.
How did you do it? (thinking of saving some money on getting rosewood fretboard instead of ebony from Warmoth hahaha)
Is it just painting it on and woalla? Doesn't it affect the binding and fret color?