All of those rosewood fretboards look great! I would be happy with any one of them.Rosewood necks - Light or Dark?
Hi, I have been looking at some Jeff Beck Strat's for sale and notice some have lighter rosewood necks than others. The 2004 & 6 CS models I looked at online (pics added) have a lighter shade of rosewood, while others seem to be darker. Most Strat's I’ve seen seem to be darker.
I have a couple of 70’s Strat's (nostalgic reasons) with the darker rosewood and quite like that shade.
Any opinions, is one better or more preferable than the other? Or is it purely a cosmetic consideration.
Rosewood is a peasant wood to you? Amazing...Burl walnut is the way to go. Or Lignum Vitae. None of these peasant woods like Rosewood or, Gawd forbid, Pao Ferro.
But seriously, if guitar makers way back when had chosen Southern Yellow Pine, everyone would be demanding that today. Guitar people are funny.