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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-11-2006, 07:16 AM Thread Starter
 
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Fretboard Choice

What's your favorite material between maple and rosewood and why?
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-11-2006, 07:27 AM
 
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Re: Fretboard Choice

Well maple is my current fave which is whats on my wolfy, it typically has a more pronounced high end tone.

Rosewood is easier for me to care for though and is the fretboard material on the majority of my guitars.
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I've got both and I think I like rosewood better. If anything just for looks. I'm not enough to a tone junkie to know how much different they sound.
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I've got ebony and rosewood. I prefer the look and feel of ebony, but I've also played a Wolfie with a maple board, and I think I prefer the look, feel and tone to both.
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Ive always heard ebony is the best, can anyone explain this, and does anyone something that would sound better?
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Ive always heard ebony is the best, can anyone explain this, and does anyone something that would sound better?
There's no "best", just personal preference...
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There's no "best", just personal preference...
exactly...
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Re: Fretboard Choice

MAPLE MAPLE MAPLE MAPLE MAPLE!!!!! Mmmm....baby smooth (suddenly something comes to mind)

For this reason, my BFP get's played and FP's sit.

I just love the feel of the maple board so much better. I also prefer Ebony over Rosewood. It's baby smooth too (I gotta stop that)

Ebony is like dark maple

My vwh is ebony and my vsbl is Rosewood. Other than that (and the paint job) they are the same guitar. The ebony has a ~brighter~ tone than the rosewood (IMHO)

MAPLE MAPLE MAPLE MAPLE MAPLE!!!!!

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MAPLE MAPLE MAPLE MAPLE MAPLE!!!!! Mmmm....baby smooth (suddenly something comes to mind)
That says it.

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My vwh is maple
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That says it.



Lol....you KNOW what I meant too many different woods going on here
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Lol....you KNOW what I meant too many different woods going on here
But to not be able to differentiate between Ebony and Maple. You're not colour blind are you?

lol just pullin' ya leg Jim.

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My vwh is ebony and my vsbl is Rosewood. Other than that (and the paint job) they are the same guitar.
Do they go into a 'phone booth to change identities then??

BTW.............you said "wood"
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Like the looks of maple but prefer the playability and maintanence of a rosewood
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Depends on the guitar. For looks, sometimes maple, sometimes ebony.

Preference in feel; either, I don't care. Maple wears badly and looks sh*tty after a while (especially on Ibanez), so I'd take ebony over anything else.
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As far a sound goes I honestly cannot tell the difference between the woods in a distorted guitar setting. Clean I can barely tell the difference of a one piece maple neck (think old school fender 7.25 radius boards) vs other two piece (or more) types.

That leaves feel and aesthetics. I do prefer the feel of ebony and maple, and I love the looks of both. Maple is a PITA to keep looking great after extended play unless you have a full gloss/satin coat on it - so from that perspective I usually go for ebony.
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