The fretboard has arguably the most influence over playability than any other part of the guitar. So what the fretboard a. The action of the guitar, the size of the neck, the strings you are using and the shape of the body all have some influence on the playability of the guitar. But none quite so much as the fretboard — except perhaps the action but this is much more easily remedied replacing the fretboard of a guitar is a much more difficult task! The material used can also have an effect on the guitars tone — so your choice of fretboard will also somewhat depend on the tone you are looking for — though there are other factors that will have a more profound effect on the guitars tone than the fretboard.
Fretboard woods: Rosewood vs Ebony - Classical Guitar
It really rankles me that PRS refuses to offer Ebony fingerboards. Well Excuuuse Meeee!!! Ok there is a reason and here it is:. Since most people don't know, I must first state the fact that PRS is an entirely machine made guitar.
Is it true that the JTV69 is moving away from Rosewood fretboards and will be using ebony instead? Not certain where we are on that, I only see these guitars after the fact when they come across my repair bench. I doubt it They'll bring the hammer down on something else as soon as there's a big enough hole in their budget. Maybe the next round of woods will take longer and be more well considered before jumping.
Telecaster Guitar Forum. Feb 8, 1. Posts: Howdy all, I'm playing with some g. Can't decided on a rosewood or ebony fingerboard.