Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH
Yeah. Now they are using "baked" maple fretboard. Basically cooking maple in the oven to make it look like rosewood.
too bad. really too bad. such a far cry from what they used to produce. cool story...a good friend of my family was a really popular guitar player...gibson contacted him to design a signature guitar. hes pretty picky, and made sure every detail was exactly how HE wanted it. They made 3 of them, and stopped production because they were going to be far too expensive to produce. So to nullify their contract, he said for them to give him the 3 guitars and he'd call it even. so in his house he has serial numbers 000001, 000002, and 000003. the only ones ever produced. IVe played and handled all 3 of them. I can honestly say ive never seen a nicer gibson. really too bad they werent able to be produced. His collection is pretty stellar. He also has one of Clapton's 335's too. The best part though, is his basement...a few chairs, a bunch of vintage standel amps, and the carpet is the stage carpet from the grand ole opry stage.