So i'm currently building an RGD 7 string and have a pre made neck which needs a little finishing. Currently its just a maple headstock, the same as the neck and it doesn't match the walnut top at all (which I'm planning on just oiling the body it as its too nice a grain to dye).
I'm going to need to do something to the headstock, so its either going to be dyed/stained a translucent black as i think it has quite a nice grain to it still, or I'm going to get a very thin iron on wood veneer, in maybe ebony macassar or something like a walnut burl which should be a pretty close match to the body colour.
i thought i'd get your opinions if you have done any similar finishing, and what experiences anyone might have had with iron on veneers vs. glued, or which dye/stain would be good on the headstock to give an even finish and leave some of that maple grain showing through.
Trans brown, try and match it to the body.