#1
ok, so i played a gibson explorer at GC. and i absolutley loved it, but the only problem, is i just hate the look of the rosewood board. my question is should i get the explorer in the vintage white, for the ebony board? i would eventually get the guitar repainted to either satin white, or satin black, and put EMG's in it. but would it be worth the ebony board to deal with an ugly color untill i can save up another couple hundred to get the sucker repainted?

also, does anyone have any experience with the Dean VMNT Angel of Death? it looks like a pretty sweet guitar, but idk...

thanks for any help
#2
well if you really want the ebony fretboard it may be
i mean it's alot easier to paint the guitar then to switch fretboards
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#3
Vintage white isn't ugly...


Get it if you really want the ebony fretboard.
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#5
I personally love the look of the white explorers, like the guy above me said, they stand out from the normal black with white pick guard. In reality it's gonna be about the playability. The white very well may grow on you and if not, you can always get it painted. I think the white with EMG's would look pretty sick though
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#6
This thread isnt about what colours you guys like. If he thinks classic white looks ugly, thats his business

Yes, i think if you really like the Ebony board than go for it. Playing an "ugly" guitar for a while wont kill you, after all.
#7
didn't someone posted awhile ago some kind of dye for rosewood that made it look ebony?

I think I saw it on this forum, cant remember right now
#8
^I made one a while ago, it's a process but it is possible for sure. Kiwi black leather dye or the ebony fretboard dye from stewmac are the way to go for that as I've found from my research and asking various UG'ers.
#9
if i were u id get this instead. http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/ESP-LTD-EX400-Electric-Guitar?sku=512028 Gibson charges a **** of a lot more for " triple A woods" But if you're going to replace them anyway, you shouldn't pay extra. plus its already got the emgs in it and its about half the price.
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#10
Quote by ac/dc752
if i were u id get this instead. http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/ESP-LTD-EX400-Electric-Guitar?sku=512028 Gibson charges a **** of a lot more for " triple A woods" But if you're going to replace them anyway, you shouldn't pay extra. plus its already got the emgs in it and its about half the price.


I've already looked at that, i love the more rounded body of a real explorer, and think the banana headstock is cool

and i've already played an explorer, and loved the way it felt, and no shops in my state sell esp or ltd...
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