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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-29-2002, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
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UV777BK neck... - Dark or Light rosewood?

Today i had in my hands for the first time and in person, the UV777BK (yeah, these are available for years, but here in Portugal these are extremely rare to find...). Although i was more impressed when i saw the VWH, i was impressed about the beauty of this guitar, but i felt a little dissapointed when i saw it. Don't get me wrong, i really liked it, but i was expecting more. And why? Because the neck in the one i saw had a VERY light rosewood (and to me it was kinda ugly, i don't like light rosewood...). Every UV777BK i saw in photos had a much darker rosewood, some even "like" ebony (not really ebony, but you get the idea). I know that, since they are made from wood, there's always some color variations, but i was wondering on the most common color of the neck. Sorry if this is a stupid question, but wich rosewood color (light or dark) is the most common in a UV777BK?

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UV777BK neck...

that is a dried up fretboard, they are usually dark, sometimes very dark.
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UV777BK neck...

Actually I've heard many reports of lighter rosewood on all guitars, but also many for the UV777BK. *I seem to remember hearing techniques for darkening. *Wait till some of the guys get in here that know first hand. *lol *
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UV777BK neck...

this comes up every few weeks when a newcomer to the UV777BK looks to buy one.

this color variation is NORMAL, and is dependant on the source of the rosewood.

For more info, do a forum search for detailed discussion about this

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