Hey all. I'm just about to order a Masterbuilt strat from the Fender Custom shop and wanted some advice on wood choice for the fretboard. I am a big John Mayer fan, and I've owned his signature model and liked the way it played and sounded. I noticed that there is an African Rosewood fingerboard on his signature model, but I'm shooting for the sound he gets on his black relic guitar. I don't know if there is a rosewood or an ebony fingerboard on his relic, but I gotta think rosewood since the sound of that guitar is pretty mellow. Problem is, I like the look of ebony better, which brings me to my question. Has anyone heard of using African Blackwood for a fretboard and what its tonal characteristics are?? I know it's a member of the Rosewood family so it should sound mellow, but I heard it's dense and durable like ebony. Can anyone provide some input on this, and would you choose this wood for a Custom Masterbuilt Strat?? thanks P.S. Can anyone tell from the picture if the fretboard looks like dark rosewood or ebony??