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Les Paul Custom fretboard wood

 
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mr_dj07
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:09 pm    Post subject: Les Paul Custom fretboard wood Reply with quote

Hey all !

I don't know if it's been discussed on this forum, but I brought my Burny LP Custom for a refret, and it seems that the fretboard, that I thought was made from rosewood, was actually Wenge, a strong african wood, used by Warwick on some of their basses. Supposedly has a strong low-midrange tone.

Anyone else "thought" they had rosewood ?


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mr_dj07
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmmm nobody?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never heard of Wenge and don't know what the characteristics or graining look like.

Perhaps closeups of the fretboard instead of the pose might be more appropriate.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

marcusnieman wrote:
Never heard of Wenge and don't know what the characteristics or graining look like.

Perhaps closeups of the fretboard instead of the pose might be more appropriate.


+1

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mr_dj07
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry about the "pose", I'll try soon to take a pic if the fretboard.

My luthier told me when he sanded the fretboard, how irritating the dust was, compared to rosewood dust, which strangely smells nice lol !

Not sure it'll show anything though, you guys might want to check this out:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wenge

The fretboard makes me think of this http://www.uniquechaos.com/bass/034.JPG
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mr_dj07 wrote:
Sorry about the "pose", I'll try soon to take a pic if the fretboard.

My luthier told me when he sanded the fretboard, how irritating the dust was, compared to rosewood dust, which strangely smells nice lol !

Not sure it'll show anything though, you guys might want to check this out:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wenge

The fretboard makes me think of this http://www.uniquechaos.com/bass/034.JPG

Hi not surprised as wenge is poisonous by splinters or inhaling.
I wanted a wenge top strat body. But the luthier was not keen to do it. It's a fantastic looking wood
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry about the size !!

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