Tone or Fretboard..... ?

Tone or Fretboard?

  • Heavenly Tone & A Milk Chocolate Fretboard w/Character

    Votes: 19 70.4%
  • Really Good Tone & A Super Dark Fretboard

    Votes: 4 14.8%
  • Barker you suck!

    Votes: 4 14.8%

  • Total voters
    27

Barker

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Alright guys, it's time for a silly poll/thread.

The obsession with super dark fretboards baffles me a little bit. Don't get me wrong I like dark boards but a nice 'milk chocolate' 'board is just fine with me. I actually prefer a nice wood grained 'board in the chocolate color range over ones that look almost ebony. I suspect I'll be in the minority on this, but how about we throw another factor in. Let's say you are at a shop and both have great tops, are the the same weight & both have very comfy necks. Do you take killer tone and milk chocolate, or really good tone and a super dark fretboard?





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Sct13

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Tone is forever first....

the board will darken with time and playing
 

jenton70

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I just got an R0 with a beautifully grained board. But, to me, even more important is that it feels like GLASS. Some of the newer ones have tried have felt dry and rough.
 

LPCollector

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I don't buy until the subject guitar meets ALL of my desires.
You CAN have it all! :dude:
 

Todd68

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Tone is king. The rest is the rest.
 

KBMelb

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Tone.

I actually could care less what the fretboard looks like.
 

tspoon5150

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Tone with a nice, rich, dark chocolate fret board, pass on light and streaks.

Must be slick as a baby's azz.
 

JimmyAce2006

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I wouldn't want it without the tone. But I wouldn't be happy with that fret board either. So I would pass on both.
 

Callaway

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Tone first and foremost. As we have seen there is no end of cosmetic treatments that will alter the appearance of a board but ya just can't buy tone in a bottle.
 




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