Ebony boards on 2018 SG Pro?

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  1. fullspectrum

    fullspectrum Senior Member

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    I was at my local guitar shop today and I was looking at the SG's and I noticed the serial numbers are now stamped right into the wood. Nice touch...
    Then... I looked at the fretboard and it was very very dark. Black I would say with very tight and very sparse pores and grain. I would swear its ebony. They guitar store guy said it looks like richlite but that I highly doubt.
    So I looked on the sweetwater guitar gallery and I found a pic of one with a stamped serial number and same thing on all 4 there. They look like ebony boards. Really makes me want one...lol. Take a look. Look at all 4...
    https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/EGGPLCHNH/sn17101507530
     
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    sasquatch Premium Member

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    That's Beautiful!
    Everything about the guitar is super sharp looking
    love the bound neck!
     
  3. Bobby Mahogany

    Bobby Mahogany Senior Member

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    The page you link specifies "Rosewood" at least twice.
    So... I guess it's rosewood.
    Maybe stained darker.
    :dunno:
     
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    PierM Black & Gold Premium Member

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    It's rosewood, but the funny thing is that Epiphone manage to do the body bevels right, while Gibson keep doing it wrong for some reason that nobody knows LOL!
     
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    fullspectrum Senior Member

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    I know it says Rosewood and I have had rosewood and ebony boards and the ones at my local store look ebony. It's not just the blackness but the very tight grain and lack of pores. If I go back I'll snap some pics. The whole guitar looks really nice..was comparing it to a Gibby Sg and I liked this better.
     
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    Malchik Senior Member

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    It could be "darkwood" - a heavily processed Chinese softwood. I've heard some rumors Epiphone may be changing fingerboard woods to conform to the CITIES.
     
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    HCRoadie Senior Member

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    There is something horribly wrong with that guitar. To start with the pick guard is on the wrong side.
     
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    charlie chitlins Senior Member

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    They sometimes use "blackwood" and the material changes seasonally(!!).
    I just got an Epi V and the fretboard is amazing.
    Super black, super tight grain and when I tried to roll down an edge with a screwdriver shaft, it didn't BUDGE.
    This stuff is hard.
    If it's not ebony, it might as well be.
    There are no open pores, so I can't imagine it's rosewood.
    It's hard to photograph because it being black, light reflects off it and makes it look lighter.
    The little bit in the pic is close, but it's even darker in person.
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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    Where did you hear this ?
     
  10. fullspectrum

    fullspectrum Senior Member

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    What V is this the Korina V? Thats what the board looked like on the SG I saw. I'd swear it was ebony.


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    charlie chitlins Senior Member

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    Yeah...Korina V.
    The board makes it a keeper.
    Which means I gotta change the pickups.
    I didn't realize how lame they were until I gigged it.
     
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    fullspectrum Senior Member

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    Really eh? Muddy sounding?
     
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    charlie chitlins Senior Member

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    You know what...different situations yield different results.
    I gigged it through a '58 Bassman (which ususlly makes EVERYTHING sound good) and it just sounded thin. Not low-output thin (I like low output humbuckers)...but just thin.
    Last night I rehearsed with it with a '56 Deluxe and it sounded so freakin' good I was sorry I jumped the gun and ordered new pickups.
    The bridge pickup can be overly bright and thin if the amp isn't cranked enough to get some hair on it.
    I may try flipping it to put the poles further from the bridge.
     

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