2027 and CST
* *Although I agree that the RG7CST has a very smooth feel, I can't say it's the silkest fretboard I've EVER felt. I've had a chance to play on two CST for about 2 hours each time and I liked the ebony and the rear treatment.
* *While impressed that this feel came from an Ibanez, I've played on some custom necks that were marble smooth (and without a finish). Probably because they weren't maple/ebony necks. While ebony is a hard wood, I've had the chance to play on a snakewood fretboard. Extremely rare and extremely dense ($300/ bd ft). While price doesn't justify silkyness, the makers intense care in making the fretboard was extremely tedious (you don't want to screw up when you're working on $450 of fretboard). Don't get me wrong Rich, I'm not trying to "one up you". I'm just sharing my experience with silky smooth neck/fretboards like the RG7CST.PLAY ON