Guest Spengler7 Posted February 6, 2012 Report Share Posted February 6, 2012 Hey guys, I've got a question concerning the fretboard of my gibson sg standard limited. it is made of maple - baked maple that is and now that I unpacked it and closely looked at it I saw that the fretboards color close to the bridge is different than it is close to the head stock. the fretboard is much darker at the head stock, becoming lighter lighter closer to the bridge. also the smell is different. where its darker it smells sweet, burnt. it does not at the other end of the guitar. so I guess the baked maple hasn't been baked evenly... now my questions: does this have any effect on the durability of the fretboard or on the stability of the entire guitar? do you think the part of the fretboard that is lighter might be "softer"? or is it just something visual that will not effect the playing of the guitar at all? would it change the sound of the guitar? and my final question: should i keep the guitar or send it back? Thanks fpr answers, W.S. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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