Ebony Fretboard On A DGT....Thoughts?

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  1. studio66

    studio66 New Member

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    Thinking of doing something a little different and maybe setting up a PS build on a DGT. Considering an Ebony fretboard and wondering if any has tried this?
    My concern is that my current DGT leans to the bright side and Ebony may exaggerate that tonal DNA.
    Any thoughts are appreciated....just looking to something a little different.
     
  2. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Too Funky

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    Any PRS with an ebony board is on my short list of Bangin'ness.
     
  3. Notchback65

    Notchback65 New Member

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    Ebony is the only fretboard wood for me!
    All my guitars have it.
     
  4. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Ebony will attenuate the pick attack a bit less than rosewood, so it will seem brighter, but after the initial attack, not necessarily be brighter.

    Rosewood tends to soak up a little more of the bright attack of a string, in my experience.

    On the other hand, ebony tends to feel "fast" under your fingers, and it looks cool. So there's that. One thing you might consider is a RW neck in combination with the ebony board for something that might be a bit warmer sounding.

    Incidentally, I have no preference between ebony and rosewood fingerboards; I like what both woods do. So I play both.
     
  5. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    I think ebony makes a good fingerboard on any guitar. I wouldn't hesitate to put one on a DGT.
     
  6. Rider1260

    Rider1260 New Member

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    Ebony is smooth :) and I am a big fan on Gibsons
    They was a CU22 I was looking at that had an Ebony board it was just sweet looking.
    Do you need to go private stock to get an ebony board on a DTG
     
  7. jimistephen

    jimistephen New Member

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    I like Ebony/Maple neck. I'd be really excited by the Floyd 24 if the head stock didn't have a veneer. I just love the look of maple.
     
  8. WEDGE

    WEDGE Zombie five, DFZ

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    Yea I dig ebony too. A DGT with a maple neck and ebony board would sound snappy in a good way I bet.
     
  9. studio66

    studio66 New Member

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    Thanks guys!!!
    I appreciate the comments and insights....just playing with the idea....PS or Artist pkg.
    Just a little concerned the ebony would add to the spice/sizzle that the DGT is famous for where maybe the rosewood in the original formula is there to keep it in check...as usual I'm just probably over thinking it :)
    Thanks again!
     
  10. Jet Whitey

    Jet Whitey New Member

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    Ebony FB & Rosewood neck = AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. aduayer

    aduayer Zomb!e One, DFZ

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    daMn, this is ├╝Ber coOl!!!
     
  12. Tracy Goldstein

    Tracy Goldstein New Member

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    I think that would look great
     
  13. studio66

    studio66 New Member

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    What a great answer to my question....Thanks!!!
     
  14. studio66

    studio66 New Member

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  15. xjbebop

    xjbebop Yippy ki yay!

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    I wonder if that thing plays as fast as it looks...:flute:
     
  16. crgtr

    crgtr Zombie Eight - DFZ

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    Damn Whitey, I do love that gtr! It was killing me when Brian 1st got it. Glad you grabbed it before I sold a kidney or something to get it.
     

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