I have been wanting to do this for a while. I am getting a 2008 Strat that is going to get a serious makeover!!! The entire guitar will be black. Even the screws and saddles! So the rosewood neck is going to look a little off. So what to do? I got some leather dye and tested on an old neck. Figured out that It would work great. So as soon as the guitar gets here its makeover time! Just for the record heres the difference between rosewood and dyed rosewood. I did it this way so you can really see the difference. All done! Heres how I did it. Black leather dye, a q-tip and some patience! Mask the neck off completely! Leave only what you want to be black. I used the q-tip as a paint brush. Wiped it all down with dye, then took an old wash rag and wiped off the excess. Try not to get it on you dots as it will stain them. I thought I had messed up big time, but heres an easy fix. In fact I coated one dot just to make sure this worked. As soon as I wiped off the dye I got a Mr Clean magic eraser and scrubbed on the dots. The dye came right off the dot and didn't mess with the rosewood at all!!! Super easy!!