Is this Rosewood or baked maple?

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  1. sneakerpimp

    sneakerpimp Member

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    ebony <3

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    Oof...ebony is so sexy. :naughty:
     
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  3. 3PuPs

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    I say Rosewood.
     
  4. dbb

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    Yeah, a dent as in "I play the thing".:thumb:
     
  5. 11ztwelve

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    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
     
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    Ah, now we have a side view we can see that it's not Rosewood or baked Maple,
    it's Katalox. :naughty:
     
  7. billfark

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    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.

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    Looks like baked maple to me...
     
  9. sneakerpimp

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    more woody goodness.

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  10. smitty_p

    smitty_p Well-Known Member

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    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.

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  11. Angry Tele

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    rosewood has many pores. baked maple has none

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    baked maple does have grain lines
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  12. woodrow886

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    Hi guys

    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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