Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: France / Poland
JEMJR Fretboard color ?
So I'm looking to buy an Ibanez JemJR and replace the entire hardware with high quality one to get the closest look to the Jem7 ( Cant afford the Jem7, and the other im looking for, JEM WOODY is litteraly impossible to find, found only 2 online, one on guitar center who doesnt ship to France and another on Reverb but the seller is actually not polite and the free shipping smells fishy, i had free shipping fee once on a guitar, just to be hit by a massive shipping bill when it arrived at my place )...
But i am very confused before making my purchase and i came here to ask question about it, mainly about the fretboard color !
So you see, I'm checking a bit all the reviews and pictures I can find of this guitar ( impossible to find a store near me that actually sell it physically, would be easier otherwise.. ) and it looks like it has 2 fretboard color
I see some pictures and videos where it has a very light brown fretboard, which is really not good looking to my taste
But on some other videos and pictures, the fretboard is actually quite dark, and very close to the Jem7 color and beautiful, exactly what im looking for
I am very confused with the whole thing, I understand lighting when you shoot can influence the color tone and also different oil on the fretboard can darken a bit the fretboard. But here, it's litteraly 2 different colors
Did Ibanez make 2 models of the JemJR ( i mean, i know they used Rosewood before and now they use Jatabo, but ive seen the same problem with both wood during my research )
Or it's just a gamble when you order it?
I really don't like the very light brown fretboard and would be really disappointed ordering the guitar and receiving that instead of the dark color, but it's impossible to find concrete information on why
Have to mention that at the store im buying, it will be a rosewood fretboard, his supply chain seller still have those surprisingly
Second mention, looks like i cant post link, so i kinda ruin my formating, but you guys are expert, so im sure you know exactly what im talking about it