Guitar fingerboard choice

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Which fingerboard wood you prefer?

Rosewood
3
25%
Maple
6
50%
Mahogany
2
17%
Ebony
1
8%
Some other not listed
0
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Guitar fingerboard choice

Postby johnthebrucelee » Sat Jan 28, 2006 12:07 am

Just doing a survey. What neck (fingerboard) do you prefer? Rosewood, is the most common and cheaper. Maple necks I think has the best feel to them like ebony. Ebony is expensive on elecric guitar necks and I think they are more common on acoutics. Please correct me if I'm wrong. :)

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Re: Guitar fingerboard choice

Postby MetalHead » Sat Jan 28, 2006 3:56 am

I would like to try a Koa neck with a Pau Ferro fretboard :D
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Re: Guitar fingerboard choice

Postby crisguitar » Sat Jan 28, 2006 10:45 am

iv got a gibson lp which has a really nice fretboard an ma jacksons rosewood but it still feels nice!

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Re: Guitar fingerboard choice

Postby skrapmetal » Mon Jan 30, 2006 7:55 pm

I have always prefered a Maple neck.

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Re: Guitar fingerboard choice

Postby Bengal65 » Tue Jan 31, 2006 12:53 pm

I like them all, but my number one choice is a nice crazy birdseye of flame maple. Next is Ebony, then rosewood. I'd like to try something different some day like Cocobolo before it's outlawed due to safety reasons. (inhaling the dust while machining or sanding has been known to produce cancer)

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Re: Guitar fingerboard choice

Postby MetalHead » Tue Aug 01, 2006 3:07 pm

how about mahogany neck and oak fretboard ? :)
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Re: Guitar fingerboard choice

Postby Deansolo » Tue Aug 01, 2006 3:20 pm

I personally prefer ebony...don't like the grain on rosewood and don't like the finish on maple.
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Re: Guitar fingerboard choice

Postby MetalHead » Tue Aug 01, 2006 3:29 pm

but maple has the neat function that it shows where
you've played on it ;)
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Re: Guitar fingerboard choice

Postby Bengal65 » Tue Aug 01, 2006 6:58 pm

Deansolo wrote:I personally prefer ebony...don't like the grain on rosewood and don't like the finish on maple.


I use gunstock oil on maple, just like Charvel and Jackson works great.

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Re: Guitar fingerboard choice

Postby Bengal65 » Tue Aug 01, 2006 7:01 pm

MetalHead wrote:how about mahogany neck and oak fretboard ? :)


I've never seen an oak fretboard, but it might be interesting. Oak should be close to the resonance you get from maple. Mahogany would be warm sounding as used with a Les Paul. It would be an interesting combination to say the least. :D I believe as with maple you would have to apply some type of finish, oil, Nitro, or Urethane clear.

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Re: Guitar fingerboard choice

Postby Rock » Wed Aug 02, 2006 1:27 am

Well isnt rosewood pretty much the standard, plus fingerboards are all the same to me if they are sanded properly, the neck is more important to me than the fingerboard, and I have taken a very much sexy liking to the 60's Les Paul neck. :) I HATE STRAT necks.... ewwwwwwwww 8O

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