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fender fretboards

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by punk in drublic, Sep 23, 2002.


  1. punk in drublic

    punk in drublic

    Sep 18, 2002
    does anyone know why Fender offers the option of maple fretboards on its standard series of guitars yet the its basses only come with rosewood fretboards?
     
  2. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    Some of them also come with maple, check out their online specs.

    Basses which come to mind:
    '75 jazz reissue
    '57 p reissue
    American deluxe series, there you can choose if you want rosewood or maple.
    American series, both P and J come with maple option.... and so on.

    But the standard (MIM) series, I don´t know why, maybe rosewood is cheaper?
     
  3. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    There are many Fenders with maple boards, here's mine:
    [​IMG]
     
  4. Guys, he said fender standard series basses!
    not all fender basses
     
  5. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    It could perhaps be what he meant (?), but the post doesn't say that.
     
  6. punk in drublic

    punk in drublic

    Sep 18, 2002
    i meant the standard series of basses.
     
  7. six year old voice on:

    "Told ya so!"

    six year old voice off
     
  8. Damn Anders...that is a beauty..
     
  9. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    Sorry if I came across all grumpy, didn't mean to. :(

    Can't really think why they only offer rosewood.

    Perhaps this is what most people choose, so they think they will sell few standards with maple? Or is it perhaps cheaper to build than maple boards, so it's chosen to get the price lower for that reason? Or is it just a product packaging thing, to get some difference between the product series - if you want maple you also have to step up to a more expensive instrument? Could just be some marketing genious thought it made sense...

    Who knows? :)
     
  10. You mean the mexican standard, the old american standard basses did come in maple.