Cocobolo or Rosewood

Hi all and I hope all is well. In Scotland its raining and freezing so was not out in the work shed for long before coffee called and a general whole body defrosting was needed. The body of the second model for 2021 is getting close to being finished so time to think about the neck and more immediately the fretboard. As the body is a classic British racing car green with real rosewood bindings I thought a rose wood fretboard would be a good idea so I have a classic rosewood with green pearl dot inlays and one other type of rosewood which is Cocobolo. The latter has a more orange brown hue to it and a more pronounced grain. However cannot decide just now what do you think ? which fretboard fits the body best ? The inlay is high temp/pressure treated birch which has colour added during the treatment process. This means the green pigment goes into the pores but not closed pores and hence you get this effect.

New model in BRITISH RACING CAR GREEN
<p class="has-drop-cap has-foreground-light-background-color has-background" value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">The body still need sanding back and the bindings scraping then its several coats of Nitro lacquer. The neck is maple but the will be stained to match the fretboard and bindings. Please comment on which you think is best if you have the time. The body still need sanding back and the bindings scraping then its several coats of Nitro lacquer. The neck is maple but the will be stained to match the fretboard and bindings. Please comment on which you think is best if you have the time.

Published by Filip Solberg

Bespoke built custom guitars in the East Neuk of fife Scotland. We build high quality guitars to exact details of the customer. Pick ups, woods and all hardware are specifically chosen based on tone and play-ability required. We do not have any stock guitars these are built for order only.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.