My Second Attempt at Relicing a Maple Fretboard

Ok, so my first attempt at Relicing a Maple Fretboard on my Aria Pro II Strikin Sounds using the Dremel tool didn’t work out as good as I had hoped it would.

So I decided to take an entirely different approach, which is to remove the stained lacquer finish from the fretboard which will create the finger marks by using a solvent.

Here’s the video I made that will show you what I did this time around, remember these videos are taken for every step of the way, If I make a mistake on this project your going to see me make it.



Ok, so as you can see from the video, I simply used a fairly thick rag wrapped around the end of my finger which was dipped in some Acetone. As I mentioned in the video, I doubt that this would work if the neck has been finished with a Poly coating. That stuff is simply bullet proof.

Here is a Pic taken straight after shooting the vid…

My Second Attempt at Relicing a Maple Fretboard Using Acetone

My Second Attempt at Relicing a Maple Fretboard Using Acetone

The mark you need to look at is the one on the Second Fret between the D and G strings. As you can see, the result is a lot better than the first attempt, but it still looks a little fake to my eyes.

For my next attempt I will try using a Cotton Bud with the Acetone and see if I can improve on this attempt, if that doesn’t work I might try using a small paint brush, the type that a hobbyist would use for painting model warplanes, etc…

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