Richlite - More colors, more options and some additional information

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by John Nicholas, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. LuckyJinx

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    That doesn't look bad after cutting.

    The natural fretboard and the flat maple sample look a little blotchy and weird, but the "maple valley" fretboard looks alright.
     
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  3. John Nicholas

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    Wow! That is a great deal!!

    Thanks for finding and sharing!
     
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    It was a great deal, my guess is because of this thread they are out of stock.

    Watch out they might pull a fender and start making products the TDPRI crowd wants!..lol
     
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    Thanks for posting this info. I’ve been curious about the “other” Richlite colors for a while. I don’t yet have the technology to radius and slot my own fretboards, so I’m limited to what’s available pre-made.

    FWIW, I really dig the solid Richlite colors on their own. The less they try to look like wood, the better. I could picture a really stunning guitar with that Redstone or that Navy Blue. Or if they had a white FB... dang!

    Oh, and I might add, at least with that red, unlike some exotic woods out there, the Richlite color should be stable.
     
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    I feel the same way, the red or blue, especially the blue, is what caught my eye. Their website says it does darken over time, that surprised me. Here's their comments on the blue "First appears as a dark cobalt blue and darkens toward navy eventually becoming almost black."
     
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    I just got a LP with richlite...

    Well I don't care if it is wood, stone or whatever... The guitar plays and sounds amazing and I am in love right now. Nothing beats a LP with P90s!!!

    One like this

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    Jumped on the Richlite wagon and purchased enough to make 4 fretboards.

    I'm wondering, do you apply anything on it like you would a normal wood fretboard? Lemon oil?
     
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  9. John Nicholas

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    Nothing needs to be applied... Richlite is waterproof and it would not absorb any liquid!

    You can polish it to a high luster, although I prefer a satin finish.

    I'm looking forward to seeing the fretboards you make!!
     
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    I just checked again and the Black Diamond Richlite is still out of stock.

    It seems that you could get quite a few fretboards out of a 24" x 24" sample, I'd guess about 9 depending on the width of the saw blade and how wide you want the fretboards.

    You're welcome! The colors would be great depending on the colors and design of the guitar you are building.

    When you mentioned the White, I looked to see if they had it...

    Surprising that the color changes, I wonder why that is??

    That is one beautiful looking guitar!

    Glad you like it and enjoy playing it!
     
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    I think they said it's the paper they use. Many types of paper darken with age and exposure.
     
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    While googling this the last time this thread was active I found many DIY articles on how to make your own. I've made laminates with wood veneers and there's no reason we couldn't make fingerboard caps with epoxy and different stuff.
     
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