Does this 2008 have a baked maple board?

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  1. Molly

    Molly Active Member

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    Confess I can't tell by looking at a pic. Would anybody know if this one has a baked maple board?

    Thanks in advance.

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  2. Gibsg

    Gibsg Well-Known Member

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    No, some SG Faded have an ebony fretboard
     
  3. Hammer

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    Too early for baked maple and looks too light for ebony. Looks like good ol' fashioned rosewood to me! :thumb: And, like Gibsg said, it's a Faded, not a Standard like the seller has listed, which may be why his price is a bit high...but that could also be indicative of wherever you live too, IDK. Would it have killed the seller to wipe down the headstock, though? Yeesh!
     
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    One piece Rosewood,for sure. The price isn't bad, imho=About $625 usd.($735 cdn)
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    That's what I thought as soon as I saw it. Maybe the seller is charging extra for his dead skin and house dust?
     
  6. Hammer

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    Must be where the tonez live.
     
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    Dave_Death Well-Known Member

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    Well they say it's all in the hands. He's selling it with a bit of his hands still on it.
     
  8. Molly

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    Urgh... ha ha.

    Thanks for the replies. I'm really after a P90 SG but that's not stopping me hovering over this one :-)
     
  9. Nitrox

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    it looks like the bridge pickup is missing pole pieces.....
     
  10. Hammer

    Hammer Well-Known Member

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    They're there if you look closely. The owner probably either lowered them or doesn't have the added pickup covers on all the way.
     
  11. Biddlin

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    The covers themselves maybe a bit of an issue. Are they Gibson? What alloy are they made from? Did some guy in NSW put his "Hitone, no.1 pickup" from a Fibson, in there. I'll bet I could get him down to $450 nzd, man to man!
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  12. pete12string

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    From what I could find out, I think baked maple started in 2011.
     
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  13. Molly

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    Worth knowing. Thanks. :thumb:
     
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    yup, Gibson started making baked maple fb when the US government seized their rosewood stocks in mid 2011
     
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    I've got the same 2008 SG Special Faded, and my board (while lighter-colored) is definitely rosewood. They didn't start using baked maple yet in 2008.


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