Posted by Bob Gollihur on September 17, 2000 at 19:37:12:
In Reply to: Lack on fingerboard posted by Kevin Duvernay on September 17, 2000 at 16:00:38:
: I have a Chinnese Upright I bought it used. It has some sort of paint or Lack on the fingerboard. would the bass sound better if I remove this lack. or should I leave it on.
My guess it is a black colored finish of some sort to hide the non-black hardwood they used for the fingerboard. My guess is that removing it would not enhance the sound, and certainly not the look. You could always remove a little from the back of the fingerboard to see what's underneath.
Some ebony boards have a somewhat surface black stain on them to hide imperfections in the regular or madagassar ebony, or whatever wood has been used.
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