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Fingerboard woods other than Rosewood , Ebony, Maple i.e. alternatives in use..

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  • #16
    and cocobola



    ... is a Dalbergia (rosewood). Nice sample there, though.
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    • #17
      That is stunning !


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      • #18
        I heard that american musk wood can be a great fret board. Over here in Puerto Rico is called g

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        • #19
          Ziricote?

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          • #20
            the ziricote does look nice.
            I have bloodwood on a fretless bass
            Purple heart also looks very good, but with such colored woods you need to kind of match it with the rest of the instrument. Check out Conklin basses.

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            • #21
              I am quickly becoming a fan of carbon fiber as a "tonewood"

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              • #22
                I like Wenge

                Usually it's darker than it is in the picture.

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                • #23
                  Granadillo, which I'm surprised hasn't been used more often except for the fact that it is a little pricier then rosewood (from my sources anyway). Looks fantastic, feels great...

                  Takes a high natural polish works easily, finishes smoothly, and responds well to hand tools. It glues, nails and screws well, and is rated highly durable. Frequently used for fine furniture and cabinetry, decorative veneers, flooring, musical instruments, turnery, joinery and specialty items such as violin bows and billiard cues...


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                  • #24
                    Yeah, Rickenbacker has now made the switch from Bubinga to Caribbean Rosewood. Some stray Bubinga fretboards may still go out, but the new Rics will all be the Caribbean Rosewood.

                    There was a very hot thread on the switch over at a Ric forum. Ric buyers are not too kind to any changes in the Rickenbacker ways. One thing about the new Caribbean Rosewood boards is the color is a dark brown, and most prefer the orangey color of the Bubinga. One great plus about the new Caribbean boards is that they definitely have more figuring in the wood. Some of them are really wild.

                    I have a new Rickenbacker and it is one of the first with the new Caribbean Rosewood fretboard. It is definitely browner than my older Ric's board and it sure does have some wickedly nice wood figuring and detail. Not a great photo for the fretboard, but you can see some of the craziness in the wood:

                    New to Rickenbacker guitars:
                    Caribbean Rosewood fretboard

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                    • #25
                      That new Ric wood looks damn good !
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                      • #26
                        That new Ric wood looks damn good !

                        Not according to the Rickenbacker traditionalists. It was a very spirited discussion over there when the announcement was made that the fretboard wood was being changed.

                        Have to admit I was a bit disappointed to learm my Ric was getting the new Caribbean wood. But when my Ric arrived I hardly noticed the change in color and I like the more robust figuring in the wood.

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                        • #27
                          Plastic is my new favorite this week, some stuff called "ebonite".
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                          • #28
                            Not according to the Rickenbacker traditionalists. It was a very spirited discussion over there when the announcement was made that the fretboard wood was being changed.

                            Have to admit I was a bit disappointed to learm my Ric was getting the new Caribbean wood. But when my Ric arrived I hardly noticed the change in color and I like the more robust figuring in the wood.



                            I dig it though . disclaimer: I play a 4004cii with gold hardware and no mods.
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                            • #29
                              disclaimer: I play a 4004cii with gold hardware and no mods
                              If the pics posted in your first post on this thread is yours....man, that is some fine looking instrument.

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                              • #30
                                If the pics posted in your first post on this thread is yours....man, that is some fine looking instrument.


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