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Richlite Fingerboards


Richlite Black Sm




Richlite Preserviced SmRev

Richlite® is a versatile composite that was traditionally used as an industrial tooling material. The benefits of using it for fingerboards and bridge blanks are numerous.

  • Market tested – it has been in use on factory guitars with good results
  • No shrinkage – meaning no sharp fret ends due to wood shrinkage
  • Less chip out during machining – LMI has tested this material extensively - see photo right
  • No voids or inconsistencies – consistent density
  • Machines with standard tools
  • Black – need we say more?
  • Once polished, has the look of ebony
  • Made in the USA
  • Made from environmentally certified material

The Richlite we offer is produced from 100% post-consumer waste paper pulp – recycled paper mostly from home and office recycling in the mid-west!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Before gluing Richlite up, it’s important that you abrade it with 80-100 grit sandpaper for best adhesion. 

SKU Product Name In Stock Each 3+  
FBRT1STDBD Classical fingerboard, Richlite, black
Yes $20.12 $17.90
FBRT1STDCG Classical fingerboard, Richlite, brown
Yes $24.14 $21.48
FBRT14STRBD 4-string bass fingerboard, Richlite, black
Yes $26.15 $23.28
FBRT14STRCG 4-string bass fingerboard, Richlite, brown
Yes $31.38 $27.93