Ebony Fretboard Values
Ok. So I've seen all kinds of info from environmental groups, guitar companies getting sued, Wikipedia, etc on the rarity of ebony. I've never used ebony, though I have a 1990 SR 1000 with ebony fretboard coming to me. I'm wondering if Ebony fretboards,being a protected, almost extinct wood increases the value of an instrument. Is it rare enough to make the value of a bass go up? is there enough on a fretboard to justify say selling it for more? Has there been a trend in this with ebony fretboards? Just trying to figure out if ebony fretboards are worth any money from a resale perspective (not that I plan to flip this baby, just curious)
I read an article from 2000 saying that a cubic meter (approx 3.2 cubic feet) of ebony was worth 17,000. my fretboard is 24" by 2" by .25" (ish). I'm sure in 12 years things have changed (I think this means in 2000 my fretboard material was worth $34) haha!
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