Between my dads work shop and my friends garage, I have spent the better part of a year working on a bass, and I only have the clear coat, and the fingerboard left to do. So far, it has gone together like a dream, and I don't want to mess it up. I made a fretless 4 string with a rosewood fingerboard. I plan on using flatwounds. Do I need to finish the fingerboard with anything? I see a lot of people praising Epoxy, but is that necessary with flatwounds? Is there a simple finish that I can use to keep the board clean, and still have it be sturdy enough for flatwounds? Thank you guys for all of your help so far.