Brazilian Rosewood is great but my 2013 R8 with Indian is as dark as any Brazilian I have seen.

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I love that Gibson finally brought Brazilian back but it is no where close to better, as what the prices seem to be, compared to Indian. I would put my dark Indian boards up against any Brazilian. Looks wise and tonally.

Sorry, just ranting! :cheers2:

 

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Looks the same in direct light as it does in the pic above. That is a pretty overly bright pic overall compared to a darker light look.

Either way I am just ranting and not a big deal. Probably would just delete the thread if I could.

I am not going into trying to get direct light pics, sunlight pics, etc... for my rant. lol Just saying the board is as dark as any Brazilian I have owned or played.
 

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Everyone always seems to assume that Braz is some magical aspect that will somehow transform a guitar. Even from a tonal perspective it is silliness to ascribe such an 'upgrade' quality to it - its incredible tap-tone notwithstanding......to come at it only from an aesthetic standpoint beggars belief.
 

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nice board, nice top, nice guitar...enjoy!
 

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I think it may be a known thing that GC doesn't get cream of the crop but while in the Orlando GC I saw a R9 Braz directly next to a R0 with IRW and other than the BRW being slightly purplish and IRW being reddish they looked and felt the same. Grain was even similar. Not worth the $$ to me.
 

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In my experience, a BRW board that gets played a lot does seem to take on more of a glassy surface quality over time. Not sure they sound any different, though.
 

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My VOS Beano had to be replaced due to a wee crack in the back of the body, but the replacement got a snapped headstock on the way to me 'care of Fedex'...so, Gibson built me a new one which i could pick the top and the fretboard from a selection...i asked for the darkest one-piece Indian Rosewood fretboard that they had left in stock (this was in 2012 during the two-piece fretboard period). :)

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^^^ Great looking piece of wood you got .....
Come on guys ,,, BRW IS Magical ..Admit it ... you know it is ..... :slap:

Now ,,,get in line and lay down them extra bucks to get another LP that has it ..Gibson wont be using it forever .... I think ...... What's 1K-1,5K anyway , for a board of BRW ?:laugh2: .... You'd be helping Gibson stay afloat ,even making a profit ...
I mean , it's worth 10K+ ain't it ???? :rofl:

If the article I read yesterday or the day before is spot on and Gibson comes out of Chapter.11 soon , You think they will still be using it ???? I think,,,, not so much ..

There is a reason BRW is around (available to purchase) now .... $$$$$ .....

I think I'll wait for next years offering . Got to be a point where all these upgrades will be used and Real Nitro is added ,to make it complete (Back to the Future ??? :hmm: ) . Then , it will start all over again .... Don't fix what's not broke .
 

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I can't really feel or hear much difference in BRW versus IRW versus Ebony or anything else really. I don't tend to feel the fretboard at all when I play. Now some people will go on about how BRW feels glassy or oily or whatever to sell guitars. It is mostly about purist mentality and aesthetics. I prefer the way BRW looks for sure, but there are some really great looking IRW boards too.
 

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My VOS Beano had to be replaced due to a wee crack in the back of the body, but the replacement got a snapped headstock on the way to me 'care of Fedex'...so, Gibson built me a new one which i could pick the top and the fretboard from a selection...i asked for the darkest one-piece Indian Rosewood fretboard that they had left in stock (this was in 2012 during the two-piece fretboard period). :)

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Gibson did one for me too, it was an out of place (crooked) tuner that was not going to repair well. So I got a new guitar...I picked the top.
 

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