- Jul 29, 2008
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Something interesting I've noticed on BBs - early made examples (mid 2020) are different from later ones (late 2020).
I am comparing my June 2020 BB to November 2020 BB. Here are the differences I observed so far:
1) Frets on June example are chunkier and thicker comparing to November guitar. Frets on June one look jumbo vs frets on Nov guitar. I've noticed the same about frets on Epiphone 1959 outfit - jumbo June 2020vs normal frets on late 2020 - early 2021 guitars.
2) Ebony fretboard material on June guitar is darker and more uniform vs November samples, which had lighter streaks in them. June ebony is nice solid black.
I can't comment about the frets. But, I bought 4 of these a few weeks ago. All were built Nov. 2020. The ebony boards are all completely black with no streaks or light spots. In fact, the ebony looks just as good as the boards on all my Martin acoustics.
I have a 1976 LPC and the board on the JB looks the same as that one. But, the JB sounds better!!