New Model: Gibson Midtown Custom

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This is my dream guitar, but the fretboard is made of particle paper?
 

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That looks impressive and very unlike Gibson at $1499. What's the catch? And what's a Richlite fingerboard ?
 

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Maybe I'm cynical but with all the new synthetic and baked fingerboards, how easy will it be to refret? Some of us keep our gits for a long time.
 

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[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNWHsnR3gRA]Richlite Video - Greenbuild 2009.wmv - YouTube[/ame]
 

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$1499? That's really tempting...
Just bought the Vintage sunburst today.Awesome guitar .The neck is one of the best I ever played.Much nicer than the 335 they had .The finish is stunning to say the least.The back of the neck is light and goes to black where the the bottom of the headstock starts and gradually turns to the lighter color.It sounds as good as it plays.The top is a solid maple cap instead of laminated veneer. The fretboard feels just as nice as any I have ever felt .:cool:
 

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i might have to spring for a natural one....i am digging these alot, but being a traditionalist, the richlite still bugs me.
 

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Oh yeah, the back of the neck on the back of mine is stunning.I think it was a great move by Gibson.
 




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