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The first guitar I'm aware of that Gibson made using Richlite was the 2011 Midtown Custom, made in Nashville.

 

This was an ES-335ish hollow-body. I've never been a fan of Micarta or Richlite, but decided to give the guitar a chance based on the overall features & price point. In the time I owned it, the neck developed a back-bow that could not be adjusted out.

 

That instrument is now just a murky memory. My one & only Richlite experiment, and I'm done with it!

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I owned a Martin CEO-4 sometime around 2008 I think. Richlite fretboard. M&T neck (not dovetail joint). It played fine and I wouldn't have known about these two things if I didn't start looking at guitar forums.

That Martin... long scale slope... heavy as heck... ugly burst. Martin muddy sound... but I digress...

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I enjoyed the feel of the Richlite board on my old Tweedy sig Martin, but I was always mindful of the fact that a synthetic fretboard on a relatively high ticket guitar seemed odd to me.

 

Yes I have a Martin JTOODB and I know how you feel but. I honestly love the feel of mine and don't worry at all . The tone and playability more than make up for the Richlite fretboard and bridge , after all having a Richlite board and bridge was all part of the certified woods construction of the guitarQ

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Yes I have a Martin JTOODB and I know how you feel but. I honestly love the feel of mine and don't worry at all . The tone and playability more than make up for the Richlite fretboard and bridge , after all having a Richlite board and bridge was all part of the certified woods construction of the guitar

 

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