Here's the situation. I have an Englehardt EC1. It was made with "ebonized" fittings. i.e. maple with a heavy dye and laquer of some sort. I had it setup a few years ago, and along with soundpost adj, a new bridge and nut, and a restring, they shaped and replaned the fingerboard. Of course they had to redye the top of the fingerboard to make it dark again, but now that dye is wearing off. I have am happy with the shape and feel of the fingerboard and I don't want to mess with it. Money is tight right now, and I don't play DB often enough to make paying a professional a priority, so at this point I think I have 3 options. 1) Continue to let the dye wear off, slowly revealing the maple beneath. 2) redye the fingerboard. If so, what kind of dye? 3) remove the dye and go for a natural maple color, probably involving some kind of oil finish. What do you all think?