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post Apr 11 2017, 09:24 PM
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They are still going to use RW on the Pro series and AVRI series only. Elites and all Fender Mexico guitars will no longer have it.

Sourse is from a dealer but the info was erased (probably requested by Fender) so sorry no links.


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post Apr 12 2017, 02:29 AM
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What's the replacement going to be?


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post Apr 12 2017, 03:36 AM
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Whatever they can get for cheap. My fretboard on all three of my Fave Ibby guitars is Rosewood. Now that it's going to be a bit more rare, guitars with it may get a bump in pricing on the used market.

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post Apr 12 2017, 08:37 AM
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What's the replacement going to be?


This is the effect of the new cites rule that was annaunced sometime ago https://reverb.com/news/new-cites-regulatio...osewood-species

Likely Maple only, atleast for a while. Gibson tried baked maple that looked like rosewood a few years ago but the market didn't respond well to it, I guess thats why guitar makers don't feel ready to try new material yet.


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post Apr 12 2017, 07:49 PM
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I actually prefer maple, I'd have it on every axe I own if it were an option when I bought them. I just prefer it's look and sound to rosewood. Sadly, all my ibbys are rosewood! smile.gif

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This is the effect of the new cites rule that was annaunced sometime ago https://reverb.com/news/new-cites-regulatio...osewood-species

Likely Maple only, atleast for a while. Gibson tried baked maple that looked like rosewood a few years ago but the market didn't respond well to it, I guess thats why guitar makers don't feel ready to try new material yet.


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post Apr 12 2017, 08:12 PM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Apr 12 2017, 06:49 PM) *
I actually prefer maple, I'd have it on every axe I own if it were an option when I bought them. I just prefer it's look and sound to rosewood. Sadly, all my ibbys are rosewood! smile.gif


I specifically like 1 piece necks from Fender where the fretboard isn't glued but part of the neck. I hate veneer used on maple fretboard but they seem to abandone it slowly.


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