Steamed Oak Fretboards

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FingerDub, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. FingerDub

    FingerDub Inactive

    Jan 8, 2016
  2. Turnaround

    Turnaround Commercial User

    May 6, 2004
    Toronto Canada
    Independent Instrument Technician - Retired
    Makers are scrambling to find substitutes for Rosewood. It will be interesting to see what surfaces and what proves to be acceptable.
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  3. jaybones

    jaybones Inactive

    Mar 4, 2015
    Kelleys Island, Ohio
    Well, if it does prove to be a replacement for RW, are we going to see people claiming that reclaimed oak flooring (old growth denser rings) have better tone than more recent growth trees (wider rings)?
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  4. ispunk


    Aug 26, 2010
    How long until they are using old Sauder furniture for fretboards? Might as well just paint maple to make it look like rosewood at this point