- Apr 22, 2007
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looking at a 2012 R6, is there any chance this guitar has a laminated fret board?
.........twice as good as a single layer FB.Nothing wrong with the laminated fingerboard at all. It doesn't affect tone, playability or resale value. Refrets won't be a problem either.
The store around the corner from me (Nico Nico) can't give 2012's away. Its a shame, because some of them have killer tops and play great..........twice as good as a single layer FB.
FWIW it does impact resale. That is a lock, regardless of whether ther is any audible difference or not, which there isn't of course.
You might want to look into those "lawsuit" Japanese guitars.I've been a collector of many things over the years, and I could see what is "dreaded" in 2012 or even now could become coveted many years later because of their rarity. Cars that never were liked new like an Edsel are highly collectable now. Toys like a Stretch Armstrong Serpent that no one wanted in the 70s are now in the thousands of dollars. Same with misprints, double sided money, etc. The most expensive Star Wars figure is a vinyl caped Jawa. The cloth caped ones were cooler and more desirable at the time. In a future sea of one piece fingerboard Les Pauls/reissues, the two piece "outlaw" "scandal" "seized" "raid" fretboard models may increase in price because of their relative rarity, uniqueness in the history of Gibson, and having a cool "fight against the man" story behind them.
Or they may not.
Yup and unless somebody can delete all the negative posts regarding them on all the guitars related forums. It will probably be tough to go above inflation cost when selling 10-20 years from now.Ya'll keep dreaming......
2012 laminated fret boards will NOT be a sought after collectible in the future.
There may, in fact, be nothing wrong with the laminated fret boards.....but, the negative stigma of such construction, will out weight their rarity.