Laurel fingerboard - anyone got one?

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  1. rze99

    rze99 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Tell us about it please and a pic of how looks would be cool. Thanks.
     
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    Actually, it looks exactly as it does on the pictures all over the internet. It does have similar looks to rosewood (from a distance), meaning differences within a single fretboard can be huge and on others it can be minimal.

    Since Fender puts indian laurel on the cheaper Squier-line and pau ferro on the Fender-line (there are exceptions of course), I suppose it is a bit cheaper, or at least cheaper to obtain in the far east.

    It feels like indian laurel is a bit harder than rosewood though (at least that's how it feels on my fingers) (this could affect the sound). Also it seems that all IL fretboards I've seen need some oil (they all look very dry). I gave mine a few treatments. It could be that this is not really necessary, but it feels good to me.
     
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    A4A7E5E3-D54D-4869-833A-FBF6C9E90978.jpeg Here you go
     
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    I thought it was Yanni fretboards
     
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    I put one on a guitar I built for myself. I picked that particular wood simply because I saw a cheap piece with a lot of character at Woodcraft. I didn't know anything about it. It doesn't seem to polish up like pau ferro and seems to be a lot more porous as well. I liked the color but not the properties. I'll stick with pau ferro if I want a rosewood substitute.

    The headstock overlay and fretboard are both Indian laurel

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    I have an Indian Laurel fretboard on my Bullet Mustang. I honestly don't really notice much difference in the way it feels or sounds to Rosewood.
     
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