Discussion in 'Project Depot' started by Deadman73, Sep 22, 2016.
Like the Brendan Small white falcon. Is it just painted? Is there some secret fretboard polymer?
That can't be a White Falcon. Gretsch has had that trademarked since the 1950's.
Guess you could use Formica to make a white fretboard?
Slip of the keyboard, it's a "snow falcon"
the description for it says the fret board is made by laminating white polymer to a baked maple 'board.
Looks kind of cool.
Painting it is an option, but not one I'd follow due to the difficulty in keeping it clean for this guitar.
From the Gibson page for the guitar:
"Its visually stunning fingerboard is created from white polymer laminated to hard baked maple, with no front position markers to invade its snowy expanse."
It does look cool, I wonder how much research they did as to how uv resistant that polymer is. Could see some real yellowy fretboards in a few years.
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So probably not a DIY project worth pursuing? Rats.
Albinism is a genetic "mutation" occurring in a small percentage of "offspring".
It's a deficit of pigmentation. I guess he just kept the "odd" one...
Just out of curiosity: has anyone seen anybody bitching about GIbson daring to use anything but pure, pre-approved-by-the-masses tomewoodz in a guitar? I swear, the double standards present...
If I had to do one, two ways I can see:
Pure White Corian + CNC Router
Paint a maple board + clear over it (choice of gloss).
agree on corian.
We had a bunch of those suckers on campus at the University of Louisville when I was in college. Ain't never seen a rodent so damned aggressive -- they'd walk up and snatch the damn french fries out of your hand if you looked the other way.
You could bleach it and then go over it with a whitewash and it'll come out pretty bright. Of course the brighter the wood starting out the better.
+1 for Corian. Make the whole neck out of it.
Or you could just get white wood stain and go over it heavy a couple of times. You could also stain and then do a quick clear coat and a brief sanding and repeat until you get the look you desire.
Dean had this with a white fretboard in the 80's.
Pesky, good to see you around. I was just asking about you the other day.
It's basically a kitchen counter top
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