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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 05-19-2007, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ibanez' Aversion to Maple Fingerboards

Why no maple boards?

I want a maple board on a wizard neck in a J-Custom or Prestige model. Seems like everything is rosewood now and rosewood is dull. Maple, neck thru.
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 05-19-2007, 01:43 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez' Aversion to Maple Fingerboards

For tone most gravitate towards rosewood fretboards (due to the balancing qualities) but maple is more popular in feel and looks (adds a bright spankiness to the tone IMHO). I wonder if their decision to not produce maple as a standard neck on RG's anymore has to do with the Strat-like looks or qualities of maple over rosewood? Beats me

There are maple necked JC's to be had on the secondary market (ibanezrules) if you are patient and keep an eye peeled, in fact their might be one on his site right now I believe.
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post #3 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-22-2007, 12:34 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez' Aversion to Maple Fingerboards

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Why no maple boards?

Seems like everything is rosewood now and rosewood is dull. Maple, neck thru.
I agree, Love the looks of a maple fingerboard, They should make more guitars with them on.

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post #4 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-26-2007, 08:06 PM
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Re: Ibanez' Aversion to Maple Fingerboards

I agree too, but I don't think they will do it. Maple is cheap, easily available, and looks great... for a while. I think they won't do it because it looks bad after a few years. If they could somehow seal it from dirt without giving it a hugely thick coat of clear, that would be nice. Meanwhile, rosewood looks good for decades.
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post #5 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-27-2007, 11:35 AM
 
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Re: Ibanez' Aversion to Maple Fingerboards

Well......i bought 2 maple board Ibbies this year


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post #6 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-15-2008, 11:46 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez' Aversion to Maple Fingerboards

I definitely agree. It's very frustrating to only have a couple of guitars with maple fretboards. And they're a pain in the arse to find.

RG550-reissues are getting more and more rare, being that there was only like 800 between the yellow and red.
RG770-extremely rare
RG1550-Only sold in japan
and now...
RG350-Complete peice of crap, but it has a maple board.

Im sure that i missed some, but that's the basic jist of it.
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post #7 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-16-2008, 01:14 AM
 
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Re: Ibanez' Aversion to Maple Fingerboards

Don't forget the PGM models, the 301 kicks ass ;p
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Well......i bought 2 maple board Ibbies this year


Really - I must've missed those threads
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Re: Ibanez' Aversion to Maple Fingerboards

I cant stand the feeling of the clear that goes over the maple fingerboards, I know they get dirty quick but I kust give it a covering of oil and play it. goes black pretty quick though ;(
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Re: Ibanez' Aversion to Maple Fingerboards

I don't think they (Ibanez) even offer the 1550 anywhere currently.
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post #11 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-24-2008, 01:17 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez' Aversion to Maple Fingerboards

After spending some play time on a buddy's UV777GR, I'd seriously kill for a good 7 with a maple board. Screw the "evening qualities" of rosewood, the fact that maple accentuates the "snap" of the attack is what makes it so magical for sparse, lower gain stuff - you start snapping strings against the board, and it just sounds explosive.
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Re: Ibanez' Aversion to Maple Fingerboards

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RG550-reissues are getting more and more rare, being that there was only like 800 between the yellow and red.
Is that how it worked out? I was wondering if the 1,987 unit production was split by a 1R:1Y:1B ratio, or 1R:1Y:2B. Depending on which way it went, the approximate number of RFR and DY produced would be ~ 496-662 units each.
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post #13 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-01-2008, 09:48 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez' Aversion to Maple Fingerboards

It was 1987 total

1200 were for the us. 400 of each color respectively.

I'm thinking about buying black 20th with the rosewood (they have one at the sma has in King of Prussia PA)

Though if I'm buying another rg it's probably going to be this summers annie.
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Re: Ibanez' Aversion to Maple Fingerboards

Remember the RG 550 20th anniversary.
And they also have the old neckjoint
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Re: Ibanez' Aversion to Maple Fingerboards

*looks down at guitar*

yeah I'd say I remember
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