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it seems like i'm the only one who ever wonders....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Platypus_Of_420, Jan 23, 2006.

  1. why fender doesn't offer maple fretboards on standard models???!!!! :mad:

    i dont get it, squier offers standard strats in rosewood or maple, but fender cant even do that with their basses.
  2. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I heard it is about cost. Maple fingerboards are more expensive.
  3. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Strats are smaller.. pieces large enough for basses are probably harder to come by.

    Solution, cough up more dough and get a japanese fender :)
  4. Sippy


    Aug 1, 2005

    I just checked at guitarjapan.com... They only have rosewood as well.
  5. A9X


    Dec 27, 2003
    Sinny, Oztraya
    Try Ishibashi. Email and see if there is a maple board version of the bass you want. Sometimes there's more available than is listed.