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Richlite 6 string bass fingerboard - black

Richlite 6 string bass fingerboard - black
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 Richlite 6 string bass fingerboard - blackRichlite 6 string bass fingerboard - black 
Our Price:  £27.00(Exc. 20% VAT)(£32.40 Inc. VAT)
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Richlite 6 string bass fingerboard. Black.

Richlite is a paper based composite that was developed more than 70 years ago in the USA. It is hard, durable and incredibly stable and has been found especially useful for guitar fingerboards where the instrument is subjected to constant changes in humidity when used by touring musicians.

Richlite can be machined with standard tooling but hand planing would represent more of a challenge. It is advised that gluing surfaces be roughed up with 80 grit abrasive, and glues such as epoxy or polyurethane types be used.

Richlite has been in regular use with a number of well known manufacturers for some years and therefore can be considered 'tried and tested'.

The grading system as detailed below evolved in the tonewood department of Timberline many years ago as an attempt to clearly define quality aspects of guitar back and sides sets. I hope that it will be easily understood and that you will excuse me for using a system unique to this company.

AAA Quarter sawn wood or nearly so.

AA Wood that is quartered to one edge, (where the centre joint of the back will be ), gradually straying from the quarter ending up slab sawn at the opposite edge.

A Wood that is slab sawn, the main slab sawn area being approximately half way across the board.

* - One or more asterisks may be added to the grade mark to indicate wood that is aesthetically more pleasing or desirable by virtue of colour, intensity of figure or fineness of grain.

Standard guitar 530 x 70 x 9mm
Standard bass guitar 710 x 70 x 9mm
7 string guitar 530 x 75 x 9mm
8 string guitar 530 x 85 x 9mm
5 string bass guitar 710 x 80 x 9mm
6 string bass guitar 710 x 90 x 9mm

Richlite fingerboards are all 8mm thickness with a smooth finish.

Fingerboards are sometimes supplied tapered along their length but will be sufficient in size for the instrument they are intended for. A standard guitar fingerboard may for example be 60mm wide at the nut end and 70mm wide at the soundhole end. Taper cutting is especially common with Indian rosewood and Indian ebony because it is part of the export regulations for these products.