Re: Dream Guitar finally obtained. Evo Experience content.
I went ahead and asked Steve on why did he chose Rosewood in the end instead of keeping Jem 7v Ebony. The answer I've gotten from him was actually shocking.
He explained that he couldn't tell the difference between Ebony and Rosewood fingerboard. What he looked for in the neck was a wood that rings the same note when he knocks on it with Evo's body and the neck must feel right in his hands (Shape and thickness).
When Ibanez made him the replacement necks, the one that felt right just happened to be the one with rosewood, which was a Jem 555 neck at that time. After the Jem 555 neck got replaced with another Jem 7V neck, Ibanez just made a rosewood one for him anyway.
Steve also mentioned that he can't tell the type of wood on his fingerboard and the tonal properties of the fingerboard doesn't affect him.
Hope I did not burst any bubbles on the myth surrounding Steve's guitars .....