— Begin quote from “welder4”
Only thing that is not solid wood is the fret board but I see nothing wrong with black richlite so I took the chance . it is a resin and paper I understand it is really hard stuff. Tree huggers at Martin I guess .
— End quote
I’m not a tree hugger, but I applaud Martin for making those composite finger boards. Nobody these days wants wood knife handles or rifle stocks, so why are we so wedded to wood finger boards?
Top-grade ebony is rare and non-sustainable. While its nice to have, it’s not a deal breaker for me.