Can I get some thoughts from you guitar builders out there? What are the virtues and or drawbacks of these two woods used for fretboards? I really like the look and feel of the ebony boards myself.
Thanks you, thank you, thank you, a voice of sanity it a crazy guitar wood.ajcoholic said:I find the difference in fretboard wood is a lot less noticeable (if at all) for me.
Lowtones said:However the nicest fretboards I have made for feel & looks in my opinion were made of cocabola,
yeah I love that slippery, smooth, hard feeling too:2guns:ajcoholic said:I have 3 guitars currently with ebony boards, 4 with RW and 2 with maple. I dont like the feel of the finish on the maple boards as much as I love the slippery smooth hard feeling of ebony. RW is somewhere in between for me.
Not at all. Although some is oiler that most and this makes it more difficult to work with. Cocobolo is often used for fretboards. I would also pose the question, what does everybody rub into their fretboards? waxes & oils.JaySimon said:I'm under the impression that Coco Bolo had too many oils that stay in for a fretboard?
Personally, i love the ebony fretboards. So silky smooth and fast.
The only drawback to ebony as a fingerboard is if it dries out and shrinks resulting in the fret ends sticking out. It's almost impossible to rehydrate so you end up re-filing the fret ends.GuitarsCanada said:Can I get some thoughts from you guitar builders out there? What are the virtues and or drawbacks of these two woods used for fretboards? I really like the look and feel of the ebony boards myself.