I saw something last night I had never seen before. I met a guy who plays blues and rockabilly on a five year old Englehardt. The rosewood board had deep gouges in it under the GUT strings. He told me he's putting on an ebony board next month, but he'll be saving this board as a souvenir I've always had ebony boards (mostly with steel strings) and have only had a fingerboard planed once in 10 years of playing. Are rosewood boards really that soft or is it just a result of really abusive slap playing?