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Hi everyone,

Love reading all the shared info you all post.   I've been married to my child hood sweetheart for 41 years now and have 4 grandchildren.     I've played since 10 years old, and by gum - I'm almost an intermediate level player after 51 years.   Ha!!!   I've had some real nice instruments in my years,   Martin HD28 (sold to pay bills),  Martin 000-15, Guild D40 (1985), .......... and now I just have a Maritime Seagull Concert Hall, and my new Epiphone Hummingbird Pro.    (which is more like  what I deserve - maybe).   Anyway, I'm hoping someone out there can answer a question I have on the 2020 Epiphone Hummingbird:   Is the fretboard just plywood, with Pao Ferro wood veneer over top.   If it is - IT IS.   I wear frets out quickly, and have always replaced them myself as needed.   Thats why I'm wondering whats under the hood.   I'd hate to pull up a giant veneer wood chip while re- fretting.   thanks!

 

Al

 

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Hello and welcome

I'm not an expert, but looking at the spec I VERY much doubt that the fingerboard is just a veneer. 

It may not be very thick but surely it wouldn't be any more economic for them to do that.

Best wishes!

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Welcome aboard.  Wish I could help you, but I know very little about acoustics.  You may want to post your question to the Epiphone Acoustics forum.  You’ll probably have better luck getting a helpful response there.  Good luck.

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9 hours ago, abelville said:

Hi everyone,

Love reading all the shared info you all post.   I've been married to my child hood sweetheart for 41 years now and have 4 grandchildren.     I've played since 10 years old, and by gum - I'm almost an intermediate level player after 51 years.   Ha!!!   I've had some real nice instruments in my years,   Martin HD28 (sold to pay bills),  Martin 000-15, Guild D40 (1985), .......... and now I just have a Maritime Seagull Concert Hall, and my new Epiphone Hummingbird Pro.    (which is more like  what I deserve - maybe).   Anyway, I'm hoping someone out there can answer a question I have on the 2020 Epiphone Hummingbird:   Is the fretboard just plywood, with Pao Ferro wood veneer over top.   If it is - IT IS.   I wear frets out quickly, and have always replaced them myself as needed.   Thats why I'm wondering whats under the hood.   I'd hate to pull up a giant veneer wood chip while re- fretting.   thanks!

 

Al

 

Solid Spruce Top. Mahogany Neck and Body. Epiphone stands behind every guitar they make! At least from what I read. 

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On 6/16/2020 at 7:25 AM, abelville said:

thanks much everyone.   I'm changing the nut to a tusq 1.72".   I guess I'll see what the deal is .  

 

God Bless!

Al

I read on line that Tusq was actually harder than bone.  The guy demonstrating it, showed he could slightly bend the bone, but not the tusk.  I wouldn't mind to add it to my guitars. 

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