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I keep reading about 'Brazilian' fingerboards?

 
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GPCarpenter
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 7:09 am    Post subject: I keep reading about 'Brazilian' fingerboards? Reply with quote

What's the deal with brazilian boards. Is it that much better than other rosewoods and if so how can you tell the difference?
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swimrunner
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

brazillian rosewood is supposed to be tighter-grained and thus smoother for bending/vibrato. sonically there's probably very little difference as opposed to indian rosewood (most commonly used rosewood) and supposedly even less of a difference as opposed to madagascan rosewood.

to tell the difference is kind of hard if you don't know from model/year/factory specs... some say they can smell brazillian rosewood but i'm going to call bs on that.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you have seen enough guitars braz is obvious...

looks like this...



notice how tight the grain is ..its almost like ebony, and of course the exquisite patina and patterning...


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here Here Villager
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GPCarpenter
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

swimrunner wrote:
... some say they can smell brazillian rosewood but i'm going to call bs on that.


Not to the corksniffers.
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emilshayeb
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2007 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not to mention thats a hard to find wood these days...
I know that cause i live in Brazil and even here jacarand? (braz rosewood) is not that easy to find... And when you find, wow, what a price!!!
Another thing I know is that this wood had the cut forbiden here in the middle of the 70?s, so....
As I sad, I still can find, nut since its an old stock, its quite expensive....

Hope it helps


Emil
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