Poll: Ebony, Maple Or Rosewood?
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View poll results: Ebony, Maple Or Rosewood?
Ebony
24 39%
Maple
19 31%
Rosewood
18 30%
Voters: 61.
#1
Ive only tried Rosewood and Ebony, and i gott to tell you I love the Ebony fretboard seems much more expensive and better than the other materials, but actually it costs almost the same as rosewood, why dont they make cheaper guitars with ebony?

anyways, which do you prefer?
#3
preference really...ive never played on an ebony, but to me rosewood and maple are just as good...it really depends on the guitar too...imo maple looks best on strats...
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#4
Quote by bi-ah!
preference really...ive never played on an ebondy, but to me rosewood and maple are just as good...it really depends on the guitar too...imo maple looks best on strats...


i love how maple looks, but it gets dirty, at least thats what i heard. Ebony is amazing, no pores. It smooth.Love it, the thing is only very expensive guitars have it.
#5
maple and rosewood are tied for me, i love the way maple looks and sounds, but i also like the sound and feel of rosewood.

ebony's really awesome too, especially when you get a jet black board with some good pearl inlay's (in my opinions)
#6
I haven't played an ebony board but besides that I vote other,compared to the rosewood & maple boards I have played I like my Hag composite board the best which they say plays close to ebony.
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#7
I love Ebony, especially on LP's and metal- oriented guitars... but I imagine it'd look quite stupid on a Strat or something similar. I like Maple as well, but it looks dumb on LP's and semi- hollows. I don't really mind Rosewood, but I just like the slickness of Ebony and Maple more.
#8
ebony FTW

So smooth and looks sweet
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#10
Quote by divinorum69
why dont they make cheaper guitars with ebony?

its a pain in the ass to work with
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#13
maple for strats and teles and in my case super strat-styles, everything else in ebony
#14
I prefer basswood fingerboards. They easily have the most balanced tone, and they're ridiculously long lasting since basswood is such a hard wood. Ever see a dinged Ibanez? I thought not.
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#15
Maple with a rosewood fret board
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#16
Maple...is so damn sexy.
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#17
Quote by Mo Jiggity
I prefer basswood fingerboards. They easily have the most balanced tone, and they're ridiculously long lasting since basswood is such a hard wood. Ever see a dinged Ibanez? I thought not.

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#18
Quote by Mo Jiggity
I prefer basswood fingerboards. They easily have the most balanced tone, and they're ridiculously long lasting since basswood is such a hard wood. Ever see a dinged Ibanez? I thought not.


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#19
Quote by Mo Jiggity
I prefer basswood fingerboards. They easily have the most balanced tone, and they're ridiculously long lasting since basswood is such a hard wood. Ever see a dinged Ibanez? I thought not.

What? Basswood is one of the softest woods that guitars can be made of... and I've never seen it used on a fretboard.
#20
Rosewood is OK to me
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#22
I was just kidding... Virtually every Ibanez I've seen has dings in it, except for my friend's UV which he kept in pristine condition. Both of my guitars, cheapo one included, have no dings, merely dips in the finish from where they have been hit. My Steinberger is made of maple so that's probably why, and my other guitar has super thick clear on it.

As for necks I prefer maple, but the fingerboard matters not to me.
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