Ebony and Rosewood necks---nothing else like it

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by shallbe, May 17, 2019.

  1. django49

    django49 New Member

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    Totally agree. My last two custom orders (likely the last I will ever do) featured ebony boards with minimal inlays specifically to highlight exceptional woods on the top.
     
  2. gush

    gush I'm not a new member!!!!

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    That dgt is beautiful
     
  3. WA Paul

    WA Paul It’s ok...I’m with Manny dog

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    This one was quite busy, but I do miss it (too heavy for my bad back)

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    Sold to fund my PS build - Braz neck and board (has purfling on it)
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  4. gtrplyr

    gtrplyr New Member

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    I also love ebony fretboards. However, recently I came across a ziricote neck/fretboard on a private stock and it is very, very nice.
     
  5. g.wizz

    g.wizz Nabs

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    I concur, I ordered my 513 AP with solid IRW neck and ebony board after I had a CU22 with an ebony board and I liked the snap I got
    compared to my regular CU22, now my 513 satisfies me with feel and sound and a great contrast to my Ted DC 245 that I love for different reasons.
     
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  6. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Big fan of Ebony boards, and also of Rosewood necks. However, I do not have one with that combination.I have had ebony/maple, and really liked that combo.
     
  7. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    I have this Custom 22 with an IRW neck and an Ebony board. I actually prefer the ring over my DGT w/ the Brazilian board. The CU22 also has 58/15LT pickups. The tone of this guitar is just exquisite!!!

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  8. shallbe

    shallbe New Member

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    That is a gorgeous CU22!
     
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  9. merciful-evans

    merciful-evans New Member

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    like ebony :)

    dislike rosewood :(
     
  10. donderom

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    Wait, are you saying that African Blackwood is not the same as ebony? :confused:
     
  11. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    Yes.
    It is very dark like ebony used to always be (when anything not pure black was left on the floor of the forest). African Blackwood has tiny pores you can see, while ebony generally appears smooth.
     

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