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Is cherry good for a fretboard?

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Re: Is cherry good for a fretboard?

Postby David King » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:29 am

I'd never heard of richlight but have used their competitor's product called paperstone for years. The onyx color is their version of black and it's pretty much black and no trace of witness lines (but I don't see a reason to dismiss witness lines as a fault).
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Re: Is cherry good for a fretboard?

Postby Patrick Kirkham » Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:23 pm

I wonder if soaking some epoxy, c.a. waterbourne urethane in with a vacuum bag might make his cherry at least as useful as a synthetic for his purpose at hand. Probably machine easier.It's bound to make something nice in some way compared to the synthetic, either aesthetically or possibly, tonally.
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Re: Is cherry good for a fretboard?

Postby Eric Baack » Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:43 pm

careful with garolite or phenolic. NASTY stuff for your lungs in powder form.
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Re: Is cherry good for a fretboard?

Postby Michael Lewis » Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:00 am

So is wood. DON'T BREATHE DUST OF ANY KIND!
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