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Pros and Cons of Fretboard finishes...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TravTrav, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. TravTrav


    Jun 6, 2010
    I was wondering if there were any advantages/disadvantages to finishing a fretboard with a gloss or satin finish. I realize that maple fretboards need to be finished, so I guess the example I have in mind is like a 4003. Traditionally it seems that rosewood is never finished, but those Ricks seem to have a clear coat on them. Would there be a reason you would or wouldn't finish a rosewood fretboard?
  2. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    I've been playing them since the early '70s, have never found a reason not to like them that way, And, not just Ricks. :)

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