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    Dirty 100 Fretboard Question

    Can someone with a Dirty 100 or who knows about them tell me about the rosewood fretboard on them? I scored #91 last week. The fretboard is not only stunningly beautiful, but it is like a tight gloss impenetrable/non-porous finish. I changed strings on the guitar last night and proceeded to put some Fret Doctor on there, but it would not even penetrate the wood, just sat on top until I wiped it off.

    Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJIann View Post
    Can someone with a Dirty 100 or who knows about them tell me about the rosewood fretboard on them? I scored #91 last week. The fretboard is not only stunningly beautiful, but it is like a tight gloss impenetrable/non-porous finish. I changed strings on the guitar last night and proceeded to put some Fret Doctor on there, but it would not even penetrate the wood, just sat on top until I wiped it off.

    Tim
    They used formica fingerboards on those, Tim.





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    Photo-board?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    They used formica fingerboards on those, Tim.




    Can I get a kitchen countertop in that pattern? Preferably with moons inlays?

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    Dirty moon inlays!!! I think I remember Paul saying they used a rosewood that typically was used for making marimba's for the Dirty100 boards.
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    They called it dalbargia, which is just another name for rosewood and I think chosen to avoid identifying the geographic source. The fingerboards were selected for tonal qualities and often people assume the tonal characteristics based on the source.

    Mine seems a bit more porous than the Brazilian, but if it didn't absorb the oil, that just means the wood didn't need it. Nothing to be concerned about. If you keep it in a case, it won't need treating very often.

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    Its weird....it seems like a completely different species in comparison to my other guitars with brazzy neck or boards. It's hard to describe...It's a very smooth texture...I've been fascinated with the wood selection on the dirty100 run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyMoonsRJT View Post
    Dirty moon inlays!!! I think I remember Paul saying they used a rosewood that typically was used for making marimba's for the Dirty100 boards.
    Paul used the exact same wording when describing the fretboard used to complement the Pernambuco neck used on the Collection series #2 DGT model. Having traded mine, I don't remember the exact wood...just the fact that the letter enclosed with the guitar had Paul extolling the virtues of the instrument and he used the exact same phrase about the wood as Bob described above.

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    When I had mine, I learned that it is Honduran Rosewood. I don't remember where I learned that from, but I notice that the new Paul's Guitar has it on the non-Braz models. It looks identical to what's on the Dirty 100. Hope I get a chance to grab another Dirty 100. I miss #47...

    Bob

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    It isn't cocobolo.... but Cocobolo boards can have teh same effect, where they are buffer to an almost perfect smooth surface... very nice.

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    I would have guessed Madagascar RW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! View Post
    I would have guessed Madagascar RW.
    My dirty 100 fingerboard has a very different grain structure than my Madagascar RW.
    Where ever the dirty 100 fingerboard was sourced, I like it enough that I bought a spare with the exact same neck/fingboard/inlays.

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