I guess with the rosewood shortage it was obvious they had to resort to something to keep the classic models using rosewood. I've been very liberal about Gibson's situation and direction using new woods, but I've been saving up for a brand new R8 and layered rosewood boards just seem downright inferior. How long has this practice been going on for? Is it just recent, or do many past Gibson guitars feature layered fretboards and I'm not in the know?
I'm sorry if I'm uninformed about this process, but until now, I've never heard about laminating two pieces of