Test woods? Does some do this? Is this brazilian rosewood?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Andrew Jones, Feb 7, 2003.

  1. Andrew Jones

    Andrew Jones Banned

    Feb 28, 2001
    Northampton Mass

    I have a Pfretzschner plywood double bass Ive been told its from about ww2

    Its got a nice rosewood fingerbord on it but Ive been thinking about getting a ebony one.

    How can I tell what kind of rosewood it is Im sorta hoping its a piece of Brazillian thats been played on for 60 years Maby Ill have it made into a electric neck.


  2. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    Chances are if it's that old, you've got yourself a nice hunk of Brazilian there. If you could get some pictures up, that would really help. Is the grain kinda swirly, or more straight? What's the coloring like? I'd be willing to bet that you do have Brazilian, but a little more info would make it a little easier to tell without seeing it.