Did all 2013 reissue LPs have solid one-piece fretboards?

Tvyellow

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Hello,
Looking to get back into the reissue club. I just played a killer 2013 R0 made in feb 2013. I love it but before I pull the trigger, I’d like to make sure that it doesn’t have a laminate fretboard.

Any input would be appreciated

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Thunder Dump

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Yes, all 2013s have single-piece fretboards.
 

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I asked this same question years ago when I bought the 80th 2013 R7 and was wondering. Mark Bishop replied that non of the 2013 historics have laminated fretboards. His word is as good as gospel in my books.
 

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I think he was being a smarty pants ....

When your going to be able to tell is when a refret needs to occur.....

Or pop off the nut and scrape away any glue and look....
 

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I have seen a couple of lower end Gibson USA LP 2013 models that still had laminated boards, but I do believe that RIs were 1pc.
 

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I think he was being a smarty pants ....

When your going to be able to tell is when a refret needs to occur.....

Or pop off the nut and scrape away any glue and look....

Yup..... so was I.....;)
 

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As far as I have read in the subject, no, should be one piece, apparently some January and December 2012 ones were one piece as well.

Honestly, would it make any difference? well yes it probably does, but how would you call it? does the note not bloom? does it bloom? I don't know, all my reissues do, which is the quintessential les paul 'hallmark' for me anyways.

When i first heard of it (well after the fact) i was like no way, thats terrible, which it is, purely in terms of these are supposed to be as close as they can get. A two piece board is clearly not historically accurate. But is it any less accurate than Indian, Bolivian, madagascan rosewood?
 

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When your going to be able to tell is when a refret needs to occur.....
What, you think you can see the joint down a fret slot?!?

Anyhow - one board that was an obvious 2 piece had the top layer left thicker than the bottom - so the frets didn't even get close to the 2 piece interface........plus

1 When have anyone anywhere ever found the board falling apart in large chunks as frets are pulled....its only ever the very surface that chips - even if the refret is done by someone wholly incompetent.

2 As we all should well know, a well executed glue joint on long grain is stronger than the surrounding grain. So even if rosewood was of the nature to tear itself apart during a fret pulling operation, a glue joint would only make it less likely to do so
 

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I can see down a fret joint ....I have super fret vision....

You are probably right....

I only ever owned one 2012 ...it was a nice guitar ....
 

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Now there's a great superpower.....you're ready for the Marvel series to fight alongside Antman going side by side fighting in the trenches.....the fretwire trenches that is.
 

mudface

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I have a 2012 R9.... it’s a late in the year model.....I can’t tell if it’s 2 piece as I never removed the nut. It’s nearly 10 years old and the frets are in great shape. No board issues at all.

I bought it for cheap because of the fretboard being 2 piece( or its assumed to be ).... I had gas for a Historic Makeover project but once I played the guitar I didn’t want to change a thing.... I own several Historics and this one is only 7lbs 14 oz and is one of my favorites.

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