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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-28-2004, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ebony or Rosewood?

I need some assistance, please. I'm selling my 2000 JEM7VWH (#F0040319) and the buyer will only buy if it's an ebony fretboard. The Ibanez website specs the fretboard as rosewood while the Jemsite spec sheet states that it's ebony. I don't know birch from balsa so I'd appreciate some help. Thanks!!!
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-28-2004, 01:43 PM
 
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7VWH comes only with Ebony fretboard
where have u seen it on ibanez site with rosewood?
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-28-2004, 01:47 PM
 
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just checked out IBANEZ site
they really wrote it got rosewood...man! I cant believe it, these stupid mistake will cost them with guitars!.
anyway - only ebony dude
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They are ebony. If you can take accurate pics of the fretboard you'll assure the buyer that it's really ebony! If you see ebony and rosewood from nearby it's easy to tell them apart!

Good luck
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Thanks for your help. Much appreciated.
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-28-2004, 06:55 PM
 
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On the older ibanez catalogs I'm pretty sure the page says that the material on the fretboard is ebony. If you know the year the guitar was built (first one/two numbers on the serial) you can send the page from the catalog part of ibanezrules.com as well
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-28-2004, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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Will do. Thanks again for your help!
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-29-2004, 10:43 PM
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Here it is straight from Ibanez Japan:
http://www.ibanez.co.jp/japan/frame_japan.html

Ibanez american site is wrong... Some genius seems to have "copy-pasted" the VSBL description for the VWH....
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-01-2004, 07:53 AM Thread Starter
 
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Well... that confirms it. Thanks one and all.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-01-2004, 09:42 AM
 
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Ebony has a dryer feel than rosewood. Ive never oiled an ebony neck i dont own one, but i will add that a good solid peice of dark brazilian sounds better to my ears, but i wont decide until i own one and spends months playing it. As far as right now im favoring maple necks anyways
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