Favourite Fretboards?

Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by Rocks256, Mar 29, 2018.

Favourite Fretboards?

  1. 1. Rosewood

    19 vote(s)
    11.0%
  2. 2. Maple

    41 vote(s)
    23.8%
  3. 3. Ebony

    95 vote(s)
    55.2%
  4. 4. Other

    17 vote(s)
    9.9%
  1. sunnyd88

    sunnyd88 SS.org Regular

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    I like ebony the best, but only when it's jet black. Natural jet black ebony is pretty much gone. I don't mind it at all when manufacturers dye their ebony boards jet black, but alot of them don't even bother to do that. So now there are tons of guitars out there with streaky imperfect ebony boards. Because of this, I'm a huge proponent of black richlite. 100% jet black and environmentally friendly. Most people can't even tell it's richlite.
     
  2. NoodleFace

    NoodleFace Delicious Noodles

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    If there were 3 identical guitars each with a different fretboard, I'd take maple 9 times out of 10. The other time would be ebony.

    Rosewood isn't bad per se, I just find the others a bit more classy.
     
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  3. Agoraphobia

    Agoraphobia Who? What? When? Where? Why?

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    I prefer Maple on my fretboards, specifically Birdseye Maple, because of the look it completes. It just always goes well with a natural guitar, even bright neon colors. Ebony looks well too, and plays smoothly. I'm not a fan of Rosewood at all. I also have two guitars with stainless steel fretboards, which is different and wonderful.
     
  4. nienturi

    nienturi SS.org Regular

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    Pao Ferro, Cocobolo and Brazilian Rosewood.
     
  5. Aumann

    Aumann SS.org Regular

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    Birdseye maple for sure. Maple in general i like a lot. Ebony second, rosewood third i guess
     
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