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Gibson ES-355 fretboards - what year did they switch to Richlite?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by VillainSean, Mar 8, 2021.

  1. VillainSean

    VillainSean Tele-Meister Gold Supporter

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    I have a 2009 355 and I'm trying to verify what year Gibson made the switch to Richlite fretboards?
    Any solid info appreciated.
     
  2. jayyj

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    Gibson's problems with ebony came after they made an out of court settlement over the FBI raid in 2011, so I can't remember exactly when they started using richlite on 355s but almost certain yours will be ebony.
     
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    VillainSean Tele-Meister Gold Supporter

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    Thanks for the info.
     
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    Second this!
     
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