NGD: PRS Wood Library Semi-hollow Custom 24 with a question about Brazilian rosewood fretboard

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  1. niassist

    niassist Garage Rock Star Silver Supporting Member

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    As the title says it's a Wood Library Semi-hollowbody Custom 24. Faded Grey Black finish with smoked chrome hardware. Flamed maple top, mahogany back, flamed maple neck, Brazilian rosewood fretboard, standard carve neck profile, 58/15 low turn pickups, custom paisley case with blue interior, and pure awesome! The Brazilian fretboard is gorgeous! The flaming on the neck is beautiful. Plays like a dream, sounds even better. I wasn't planning on increasing my PRS family at this point, but this guitar got the best of me.
    For those of you who have/had Brazilian rosewood fretboards do you feel they're more about appearance or tone? Or I suppose some of each.



     
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  2. derekd

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    Pretty guitar.

    Congrats.
     
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    Sweet!
     
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    Very nice, congrats!
     
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    niassist Garage Rock Star Silver Supporting Member

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    niassist Garage Rock Star Silver Supporting Member

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    I forgot to mention, but is probably obvious, the flamed maple neck is roasted or whatever fancy word PRS uses for it.
     
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    Happening PRS!
     
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    Dig! I’ve got a Hollowbody II that’s whatever that finish is, but one shade darker.
     
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    niassist Garage Rock Star Silver Supporting Member

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    This is the Faded Grey Black. So you probably have the Grey Black. That's a really great color. One of Mikael Akerfeldt's (Opeth front man) Custom 24's is that color. Might actually be his first Custom 24.
     
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    I can't hear a difference between a brazilian board and an indian one. They smell different, may look different, maybe feel slightly different...
     
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    niassist Garage Rock Star Silver Supporting Member

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    I can definitely say compared to my Indian rosewood fretboards the Brazilian is considerably darker and the appearance is "different." It's kind of hard to explain. Now with that being said the sample set isn't very big. I'm comparing one Brazilian to seven Indian. I know there are guys on here with considerably greater numbers so that's why I'm asking. Side note, now I want to go smell them... :beer
     
  14. jvin248

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    It's the appearance.
    Tone you can adjust with pickup heights/pots/caps/pickup swaps.
    If you need to adjust.

    Great looking guitar.

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    Brazilian makes a difference if it the sides and back of an old Martin. As a fingerboard, not so much. Brazilian is also lighter colored, orangey and striated, has a beautiful 3d look and uniform appearance and sound, not streaky purple like Indian. If it dark it prolly sainted.. It IS the ultimate acoustic body material! It may help hold value as it is endangered and highly contrlled.
     
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    no idea. It looks like this:
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    niassist Garage Rock Star Silver Supporting Member

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    Definitely looks like Grey Black. Gorgeous!
     
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    Very nice, congrats!

    I would think the inherent tonal difference between two guitars is greater than anything you would hear from a different rosewood type for fretboard material.
    How would you know without changing only the boards on the same guitar?

    Either way, I dig the Brazilian boards; that's what is on mine.
     
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    Brazilian = looks + tone. IME, my guitars with Brazzy boards seem to have a little extra zing to the notes. At least that's what I like to think.
     
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    niassist Garage Rock Star Silver Supporting Member

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    Everything I have ever read (with exception to your comment) says Brazilian is almost always darker than Indian naturally. In a short Google search the first three sites all being classical guitar sites say as much. I'm curious to why you feel the opposite.
     

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