How do I have a 2004 Jem7VWH with a ebony board?
Hey guys I have had this guitar for over two years,and have noticed since day one that the board was much darker/black than any of my other Ibbies. I have a old Washburn with a Ebony board and they are a perfect match woodgrain and all. I just thought well its just the part of the rosewood tree they took it from. Anyway I had it at work,I work at a wood molding company . I was trying to get my boss to let me make a Jem program on our CNC machine.LOL Our lumber grader and part owner has 35yrs experiance looked at it and said so guitars are made out of maple and ebony,I said yes some but this one is rosewood on maple with a alder body. He says I dont know anything bout guitars but I can show ya that is not Rosewood but Ebony. We looked at four or five different types of Rosewood and there was none as dark as my neck, He said he could tell by the grain being smaller or tighter more than darkess as He figured they varnished the board anyway,which they dont. So oddly enuff few weeks later I had a JS1200 for sale and had pics of the Jem beside it on Photbucket. Two different people on the Jemsite asked if that was a Ebony board on the JEM. I am almost 100% convinced now, Evidentally someone was able to special order the ebony,or it was left over material from 2003,or it was made at last of 2003 and sold dated a 2004. Either way I just wanted to see if anyone here had a clue whats up? Really dont matter to me but It is one of those Ibanez mysteries to me. I will post a reply later with a link to the picture of it.I forgot to now. And see what you think.akjc1977