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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 '18 at 14:24
  • Could it be macassar ebony – WarEnsemble Nov 17 '18 at 15:06
  • I does look like ebony, and rosewood is a protected spices these days. – ggcg Nov 17 '18 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. – Todd Wilcox Nov 17 '18 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 – WarEnsemble Nov 17 '18 at 16:51

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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