G&L tribute fretboard wood

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JvJazz83, Oct 17, 2018.

  1. JvJazz83


    Aug 6, 2017
    Hello, everybody.
    I'm concidering buying a G&L tribute L2500 from an overseas seller on ebay.
    G&L Tribute L-2500 Electric Bass Guitar 5 string + HARD CASE! | eBay
    I am however a little weary as I'm not sure what kind of Wood this fretboard has.
    The current Tributes are made with Brazillian Cherry or Maple. My question is: When did G&L start using Cherry Wood fretboards? I really don't want to be stuck With CITES problems if I buy from overseas.
  2. This one is rosewood, Brazillian cherry is only on the current models
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  3. JvJazz83


    Aug 6, 2017
    Ok. Thank you.
    Do you know when they started using Brazillian Cherry?
  4. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    I believe they started using Brazilian Cherry (which isn't cherry at all) in late 2017.
  5. JvJazz83


    Aug 6, 2017
    Thank you.
    That would be it for me, then. No point in going through the CITES mill for a 300$ bass, I guess...
  6. Snakeman1066

    Snakeman1066 Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    Central Valley

    In reality, this wood is not a member of the cherry family at all but is instead a legume species, Hymenaea courbaril. It is also known as jatoba, locust, or courbaril.
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