Re: Ebony Fretboards? What the?
It's in their specs and these are widely available. But be aware that the older Jems used wood dyes on rosewood to make it look like ebony e.g. my Jem7RB made in '88.
The over-hanging last few frets lack in sustain and albeit the purpose of scalloping was to add sustain on these, to some degree, I really can not figure out why they still insist on using that design even on their UV77 reissue, since the AANJ solved this sustain problem. It also gives a slight "quacking" tone from that overhang.
Incidently, notice the improved inlay fitting on the rosewood pic above compared to the glue used for the ebony.
Last edited by MacMusica; 02-18-2010 at 02:13 PM.