I finally decided to use the ebony fretboard on the Redwood/East Indian uke. It now just sits in position with some gold mother of pearl dots sitting on top . Next I will seat the dots and put a slight radius on the fretboard and it will be ready to glue on permanently- then the final shaping of the neck.
Here is the trio with the selected fretboards just sitting on them in position but not attached. I also glued in the "g" and got them sanded flat on the peg heads. The peg heads are just sitting in position and will be glued on after I attach the fret boards. Note the four tiny spots on the redwood. Those are the MOP side dots that will be installed in the edge of the fretboards.
I have decided that this light colored fretboard looks OK. I have installed dots made of Boxwood from an old hedge. it will turn yellowish when finished. note the blonde "g". Hope the Pacific Yew proves hard enough. All of the wood in this uke grew within 50 miles of my workshop.
The color contrasts in this uke are what will make it interesting. The "g" in this one is Ebony as will be the bridge. Think I will use golden mother of pearl dots and gold colored frets on its radiused fretboard.
Ebony won out over two other woods, East Indian Rosewood exactly like the sides and back and over a nice piece of Honduran Rosewood that just didn't have enough contrast. Can't go wrong with a classic Ebony Fretboard and bridge. The "g" on this one is brownish to match the Redwood. Going to look nice I think.