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Hello this fretboard is made of rosewood or ebony?

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  • Ebony is darker than that - but that doesn't mean it's rosewood either.
    – Tetsujin
    Nov 17, 2018 at 14:24
  • Could it be macassar ebony Nov 17, 2018 at 15:06
  • I does look like ebony, and rosewood is a protected spices these days.
    – user50691
    Nov 17, 2018 at 15:59
  • What make and model guitar is it? The grain looks way too close for rosewood, but it’s not a very clear picture. Nov 17, 2018 at 16:29
  • Its an esp ltd m-1001. On the esp’s website it says macassar ebony but on the seller’s website it says rosewood therefore i dont know which one is correct Nov 17, 2018 at 16:51

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My dad is a luthier of 13 years he says it is ebony. It is most likely Macassar Ebony if your in the United States as Madagascar Ebony is not legal to import.

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Ebony. Rosewood is more open grained and less dense.

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