Spot the Species: Rosewood

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  1. exodus

    exodus Member

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    Is it possible to look at a rosewood fretboard and determine what species of rosewood it is? For example, I have 3 strats. I know one is Indian Rosewood because I custom ordered it. The other two are second hand guitars and they both look very different. I'm just curious (not starting a debate on types of rosewood, sound, etc). I probably need pics......


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  2. trower

    trower [geer/peyj] hubris confusion paralysis by analysis Silver Supporting Member

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  3. Scary Uncle G.

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    Short answer: not really. There’s too much variation from piece to piece even among the same species.
     
  4. Samba

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    If that’s a Fender, I’d wager it’s a pre 2010 CS ‘65 reissue with a nice smooth/oily Madagascan rosewood board.
     
  5. archey

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    The picture appears to be Brazilian or Madagascar.
     
  6. exodus

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    It's a Fender CS '66 Strat.
     

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