Dirty neck or fingerboard wear?

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  1. beans

    beans Member

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    The fingerboard just looks dirty to me. The frets look dirty too, but they could use a level & crown job as well.
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    walterw Gold Supporting Member

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    yep, dirt & scunge, and 'wick frets are not silvery to begin with so they always look corroded even when they're not.
     
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    I have a Warwick with similar wood. Mine is worn and the color is a little lighter where worn, that just looks like dirt.
     
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    It is just dirty. The strings on an electric bass should never come into contact with the fretboard wood so there should never be wear on the board itself.
     
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    Is it worth the money being asked?
    It would roughly = $2700
     
  8. georgestrings

    georgestrings Senior Member

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    In theory - but I've actually seen fretboard wear, so I know it *can* happen... Usually, it's when played past the need for a fret job, but not always...

    I agree that in this case, it appears to be just some funk, and not actual wear...


    - georgestrings
     
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    Key word being should never come into contact with the fretboard. Obviously if someone is doing something dumb or the frets are abnormally short anything is possible.
     

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