Fretboard issue

Ponzoshine2508

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Hello to everyone,
I'm new here on forum and I would like to say hello to all and wish you all the best 😊

Regarding my first post I would like to aks can someone tell is the fretboard on the guitar that I'm looking to buy rosewood or pau ferro.
To be completely honest the seller is not sure, he doesn't have paperwork so maybe one of you guys can help?

Anyway many thanks in advance for all your help.

Br,
Ponzo
 

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Generally, rosewood has more reds and purples. Pau ferro is browns and tans. Generally.

There are no guarantees, because even the manufacturers sometimes get their wood ID's wrong.
 

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Rosewood.
If that's a Guild, Guild never used Pau Ferro on anything that I'm aware of.
Pau Ferro will feel "soapy" when you rub it.
Thanks for your reply, the guitar is Guild S-200 T-bird from 2017, as i have read that during that year they changed fretboard from rosewood to pau ferro. Unortunately the guitar is listed on Reverb and seller dont have any paperwork, so only whay is to try and figure it out like this, Reverb link is bellow

 
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rarebreed

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Generally, rosewood has more reds and purples. Pau ferro is browns and tans. Generally.

There are no guarantees, because even the manufacturers sometimes get their wood ID's wrong.
But not necessarily. The rosewood fretboard on my old 67 Epi Casino is so dark it looks like ebony. It's been that way since I got it in 1967.
 

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I'd say Rosewood too. My Pau Ferro boards don't have that deep red shading mixed in while some of my Rosewood boards do. I have a Suhr Custom T with a Pau Ferro board that's so dark it could pass for Brazilian Rosewood.
 

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Thanks for your reply, the guitar is Guild S-200 T-bird from 2017, as i have read that during that year they changed fretboard from rosewood to pau ferro. Unortunately the guitar is listed on Reverb and seller dont have any paperwork, so only whay is to try and figure it out like this, Reverb link is bellow

Oh, OK, a newer Guild import. It still looks like rosewood, pretty sure.
 

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Hi guys, sorry to bother all of you again but for previous guitar we couldn't make a deal, seller decides not to sell, so here is the new one that is a option for me to buy so what do you all think pau ferro or rosewood?

Apologies once again.....
 

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