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Hello this fretboard is made of rosewood or ebony?

  • 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.


Ebony. Rosewood is more open grained and less dense.

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