Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Bellport Village - LI, NY
The difference in the two is mostly feel since the fingerboards are different. This difference in materials causes a slight sound difference but I feel the greatest difference is definitely the feel. Rosewood (7VSBL)pores are bigger and more spaced out than the much smaller and condensed pore structure of ebony (7VWH). They both feel, play, and sound great. The rosewood has more of a traditional feel to it, though.
If you want to show it off-the vine is clearly easier to see on the 7VWH and gold hardware can wear off easily (if that is important to you at all. Try 'em both and check out the hands-on players reports on this site.
Good luck and rock on.
Mike 777 Haug