#1
What's with rickenbacker fretboards? They are supposedly rosewood but they're always a weird orange color that looks nothing like it.

Anyone have insight?
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#2
It might be the finish they put on the fretboard
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#3
Yeah I think so too, I think they put a similar kind of lacquer finish to what's on the body.
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#4
But you can see the grain. . .

How do you make wood look lighter than it is?

I'm so confused. . ..
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#5
There are different varieties of rosewood. I've seen a bunch of different rosewood furniture that was kinda rusty red.
#6
Rickenbacker uses African Rosewood.
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#7
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Rickenbacker uses African Rosewood.


So that's different than brazilian, indian, and madagascar roseswood?
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#8
I believe most Ric fretboards are made from a variety of Bubinga, which is a kind of Rosewood. Many woods fall under the Rosewood banner. Also, they use a light colored grain filler instead of dark filler like most brands. Many brands also stain their fretboards to make them look almost more like ebony than rosewood. So, lighter rosewood with light-colored grain-filler, and a high-gloss varnish pretty much covers it.