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BY Kris
#841179
well i actually thought the wood on my stage series was plastic :) theres no way wood can look like glass! makes sense all theese years later and that scooby doo mystery was solved thanks to willow.
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BY Mini Forklift Ⓥ
#841194
This thread title would make a great name for a porn movie. Just putting it out there
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BY Olderama
#841198
Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:This thread title would make a great name for a porn movie. Just putting it out there

put it back ya perv...
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BY robthemac
#842010
Restringing the Taylor. They do some beautiful ebony, and the tidiest inlay work I've seen.
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BY Timoes
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Was it not Taylor who were going to use the outer parts of the tree rather than the darkest centre ? The outer is a lot lighter in colour, some of it a rich dark tan and chocolate hues.
It seems quite a bit of the timber is not used, although it would be still suitable for purpose of fretboards. Just the colours apart from black are undesirable.

I saw the marbled type ebony and thought I could own something with a board made of that, no worries.
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BY Cdog
#842110
Isn't most ebony stained before use anyway? That was what I heard anyway. Boggles the mind that timber comes in so many different colours naturally. Everything in my country is made from Pine :lol:
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BY robthemac
#842113
Taylor sometime use some very nice ebony with lighter stripes running through it. I'd honestly prefer that to uniformly dark fretboard.
BY Lostininverness
#842130
robthemac wrote:Taylor sometime use some very nice ebony with lighter stripes running through it. I'd honestly prefer that to uniformly dark fretboard.

Yeah, this! Can't understand why it's stained when it looks really nice natural. I guess it does give a uniform/repeatable product.
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BY willow13
#842131
Timoes wrote:Was it not Taylor who were going to use the outer parts of the tree rather than the darkest centre ? The outer is a lot lighter in colour, some of it a rich dark tan and chocolate hues.
It seems quite a bit of the timber is not used, although it would be still suitable for purpose of fretboards. Just the colours apart from black are undesirable.



yes
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BY willow13
#842132
Cdog wrote:Isn't most ebony stained before use anyway? That was what I heard anyway. Boggles the mind that timber comes in so many different colours naturally. Everything in my country is made from Pine :lol:


it is dyed a lot yes, which is a far better practice than what they use to do, which was just take the bits that were black and leave the rest of the tree laying to rot slowly. Such a waste

I think Ebony with multiple stripes looks awesome and lets face it, it will sound the same for the most part
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BY robthemac
#842134
It looks great as well, especially when paired with striped wood on the back and sides. I've seen it work really nicely with ovangkol.
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BY jvpp
#842135
This is what I used for my Gretsch copy....

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