I am in the process of having a neck built by a well regarded luthier on this site I fancy a fingerboard made of Grenadillo purely based on what I have seen in photographs, any thoughts ? is this a good choice ? I need to make a firm choice very soon, thanks.
Very hard wood, very durable and very exotic.
"What?!?!!?!?? You want a fingerboard made of MY granpa!??!!"
* ( ADMIT IT! "Shelly" is a GREAT name for an armadillo!)
I just got three fretboard blanks from Stew-Mac but I haven't had a chance to try one yet. It seems very hard and it looks nice.
well, the only banjo related use I ever heard for it was the John Hartford tone ring so, I figured Maple neck, Granadillo fretboard as bright a combination as it gets maybe, easy enough I am thinking to calm down a bright one, loosen head, thicker bridge, heavier head and strings etc not so easy to brighten up a muddy sounding jo so, I reckon I will opt for this wood, it is purdy too !
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