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Roasted Maple Fretboards from LMII

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Freekmagnet, Jun 23, 2020.

  1. Freekmagnet

    Freekmagnet Commercial User

    Hey has anybody used those roasted maple fretboards they sell on LMII? I'm looking for some "real world" samples. Just looking the images on the LMII website, I can't tell what the colors look like in a finished piece.

    Thx in advance!
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  2. eddododo

    eddododo Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2010
    Where are they on the site? I've been window shopping their fingerboards prepping for my build, and i seem to have missed the roasted offerings!
    Unless its the 'tempered' maple boards...
  3. Freekmagnet

    Freekmagnet Commercial User

    Tempered == Roasted == Torrified. All the same thing, basically.
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  4. eddododo

    eddododo Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2010
    Oh good to know... I may be your guinea pig then, but I’m afraid my perspective will offer you very little context lol
  5. Freekmagnet

    Freekmagnet Commercial User

    Yeah, I called them to ask what they looked like finished, but I wasn’t satisfied with their answer. I just haven’t seen enough roasted maple out in the real world - that is, not enough that I’ve liked. Most of the RM that I see on the MusicMan basses at GC just looks... dirty.
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  6. eddododo

    eddododo Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2010
    I’ve seen a lot of rough stories about companies that offer roasted for the looks, but then deliver stuff that just looks completely normal.. like a lot of people I think I’m fully sold on the narrative effect, the idea of it, the flavor that comes to mind.. I just hope whatever I encounter adds up!
  7. Scoops

    Scoops Why do we use base 10 when we only have 8 fingers Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2013
    Sugar Creek, Wisc
    Some of it does look dirty, some of it looks like it has a nice amber tint.
    Sorry it's not a FB, but you get the idea