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Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by ZackyDog, Jun 14, 2019.
Love that color..
What is a Laurel fretboard?
Looks pretty similar to rosewood, is it as nice?
Good eye; I missed that. I wish I knew. It looks nice though.
I wonder if it's a tighter grain than rosewood...otherwise it looks about the same
Welcome back, Zacky! Hope you're feeling well. I think you posted that just for me.
Great color! Gretsch are really offering some nice shades of blue these days!
Thanks and yes, I thought that color would be appealing to you.
That's a gorgeous colour, and I'm a sucker for junior-sized Gretsches. I'll be keeping an eye out for one of these on the used market.
I believe Fender is using more Laurel now on Squire’s as well. A lot of it is from India. I googled it recently. One person said it had a similar hardness to rosewood but I haven’t fact checked it. It looks good to me. And at least it shouldn’t come off on your fingers like other recent fretboards. Wasn’t that happening on Electromatic’s two years ago?
Thanks for sharing,
I am sure that it sounds as nice as it looks.
A beautiful guitar1
Love that color. It seems like Gretsch is trying new things with their fretboards . I have a 5420 that came with a "compressed rosewood" board and bridge. It looks and plays great.
Azure Metallic looks very cool . . .
Some quick research on laurel (East Indian laurel)
Indian Laurel Scientific Name: Terminalia elliptica (syn. T. tomentosa)
1) "Laurel is a wonderful species that is found throughout the Americas. The California variety is particularly beautiful. It possesses a tremendous tap tone and always produces top of the line guitars. Rich overtones, brilliant trebles, lively and vibrant. It is relatively cheap when compared to woods that deliver similar sound at much higher costs like Blackwood or Brazilian rosewood."
How about a G6136 Ltd. Edition Falcon in the same (azure metallic) color?