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  1. Wow, really light in shade - somewhat unique! If you don't oil the fretboard already, using Fret Doctor, while conditioning the wood, will make it appear 'darker'. If you do not want to affect the shade, you might need to research oils further. In case you don't know, Fret Doctor is 100% natural, so it won't stain or 'color' your fretboard, but the conditioned wood will appear darker - it's just the result of restoring natural oils to the wood.
  2. Yes, I've just started using Fret Doctor - search this forum, there have been a lot of conversations - this isn't the best conversation thread for this, but the results are really great. A rosewood fretboard of any shade (or other un-varnished wood) will thank you - restoring oil to the wood does indeed make it appear 'darker'.
  3. I can't thank you enough for the information and conversation Philip - I will indeed search for the darkening tips thread(s). That's another subject I've looked into previously and found nothing convincing enough to have me actually apply a substance to a cherished instrument, but I'll look again because I do prefer a darker look to the fretboard. None of this will, of course, will stop me from shopping for a new R8 (or 9) Lemonburst with a dark fretboard - I can't resist. Thanks again my friend, Michael (Woody)
  4. Thank you so much for the clear response Pip ! You know, surfing around the net one day and found a discussion about baked maple being used on Les Pauls - probably not in this forum. Either the participants were completely wrong or I misunderstood about whether they were talking about reissues or not . . . I am happy to have it cleared up. As I said, I don't really care - I love my R8 - it sounds heavenly - I'd just wanted to know for sure about this subject of baked maple. Thanks again ! I'm glad to be here - wish I had joined years ago . . . My next issue will be about the color of the fretboard . . . maybe I should start a new thread, but my R8 fretboard is quite light(ish) brown in color (hence my belief that it could possibly be maple of some sort). I'm currently in the market and wonder if I need to move to a R9 to get a much darker colored fretboard (I just like the look).
  5. I'm having a little trouble determining if baked maple was used for fretboards on Les Paul R8s in 2012. Can anyone shine a light on this for me please? As it turns out, it doesn't make a difference to me, but I would like to know (I have a 2012 R8). Thanks for any info.
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