Discussion in 'Gibson SG' started by tfish, Jun 25, 2013.
Oof...ebony is so sexy.
I say Rosewood.
Yeah, a dent as in "I play the thing".
Yup. Gotta say the maple on mine plays at least as nice as any of the other electrics I've had that had rosewood boards. Looks great, plays great. No worries
Ah, now we have a side view we can see that it's not Rosewood or baked Maple,
Hi everyone - I've been curious as to my fretboard material, just too lazy to post a topic asking about it. I may as well piggyback onto this thread. Any opinions as to this material? I don't really care either way, but I'd like to be correct when describing my guitar to folks.
2012 SG Standard Lefty, born in June 2012 per the serial number.
Looks like baked maple to me...
more woody goodness.
If anyone wishes to compare, these images are 100% positively rosewood. These pics are from my '74 SG, which is WAY before they started using baked maple.
I took these pics outside in natural sunlight.
rosewood has many pores. baked maple has none
baked maple does have grain lines
My SG is a '61 RI from 2012. I've always been of the opinion that it is slightly lighter than other rosewood fretboards I have due to lighter patches here an there.
Do the '61 RIs from 2012 only come with rosewood fretboards, or did they any of actually have balked maple fretboards?
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