Type of fingerboard wood?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by EvoMan, Aug 25, 2004.

  1. I posted this over in the Luthier's forum, but I am not sure how many people generally scan that forum. Maybe someone can help answer this question for me?

    I am thinking of buying a fretless bass with a rosewood fingerboard and I am wondering if anyone can help identify what type of rosewood this is likely to be. The bass is 18 years old, and I though there might be a chance that it is Brazilian rosewood, but the grain looks to me to be Indian, which seems rather soft for a fretless (am I correct to assume that Brazilian rosewood will be harder than Indian?). Can anyone tell from this picture of the fretboard what kind of wood it is?