60th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Standard

eric ernest

V.I.P. Member
Joined
Jun 25, 2007
Messages
1,954
Reaction score
5,893
I don't think using Brazilian rosewood for the fingerboard for the 60th anniversary 59 LP would be a wise move in this day and age of created restrictions and gov't interference and red tape if you plan to sell more than a couple of guitars world wide.
ALL Rosewood is now in the Cites Treaty.

Odds are more likely than not, that musical instruments will be removed from the Cites Treaty this fall.
 

FLICKOFLASH

V.I.P. Member
Joined
Mar 17, 2007
Messages
24,828
Reaction score
8,531
Yeah, figured that one out quickly and edited my post, heh :). Now just wondering why they decided to go with Bolivian Rosewood instead of Pau Ferro. Maybe because Fender was already using the term Pau Ferro?
Not a true rosewood.They using it on exports.
 

Tone deaf

Senior Member
Joined
Apr 12, 2011
Messages
27,078
Reaction score
45,482
Yeah, figured that one out quickly and edited my post, heh :). Now just wondering why they decided to go with Bolivian Rosewood instead of Pau Ferro. Maybe because Fender was already using the term Pau Ferro?
Because "Bolivian Rosewood" sound more like "Indian Rosewood" and/or "Brazilian Rosewood." If you call it Pau Ferro, people are going to be thinking "WTF is that?" "Is that more like Grandillo or Richlite?"
 




Top