I’m wondering if there are any guitar-shop or music-store employees among this group.
I was stumbling thru Taylor Guitar’s website on the road and finally saw the"Sustainable Ebony" video that Bob Taylor did, discussing that his company bought up an “ebony farm” in Africa when he discovered 90% of those trees were being felled and wasted simply because the wood was ‘marbled’ instead of solid black.
Personally, I love the guitars that display wood marbling effects, and I can’t imagine a fingerboard’s ‘marbling’ or colorations would be any less attractive because of it.
But then again, Playing It seems to be the far more important ingredient. This takes me back to my dismissive attitude towards “sexy PC cases” - if someone spends time looking at their guitar instead of playing it, something seems a bit off.