I currently own a used 97' 5string N/T thumb and am thinking of purchasing a new model, only a fretless and it'll have the ovangol and cheap nut unlike my '97. I was thinking of just staining it black if this is even possible (since I don't like the look of ovangol at all) and adding chrome hardware from warick to replace the stock black. Is this possible and can I do the staining myself? Does anyone know how? Also how do you think it would look w/ the ebony board?