staining/dying wood for a guitar
I am building a guitar out of swamp ash ( body) maple (neck) and bubinga (fretboard). I want to go for a rustic warn look that had a grey color, and I want the grain to really pop. I was thinking of using a dye (ebony), sanding, and then using a steel wool/vinegar solution and sanding a little more. I want to stain the fretboard and the neck a darker shade, but was told this would be a problem with maple. Does anyone have an experience with maple and bubinga dying? Am I on the right track here?