I have 2 JS
1000, one white, and one Black Pearl.
Both about the same age.
The colour of the rosewood fretboards are very different.
The BP is very light, and the white one has a fretboard dark alsmost like ebony. There is a big difference.
After googeling around, looking at pictures, it is pretty clear that the colour vary a lot.
Why is this? If I would manufacture guitars, I would not accept this inconstistency.
Or, do Ibanez use different coloured fretboards because of different colour on the body?
I picked up the Black Pearl one at a pawn shop, where it had been in the window, and the fretboard was very dry, and VERY lifgt in colour.
I applied some lemon oil, and this drakened the board a lot, but itīs still not close to the White one.
The lighter fretboard is also pretty uneven, "flamed".
Cosmetic issues, I know, but Iīm just curious.
Anybody got some thoughts?