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Tony Raven
#1 Posted : Tuesday, September 05, 2017 11:05:06 PM(UTC)
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This thread is an initial attempt to collect some of the scattered info on non-wood guitar materials. If you've read it already, then you've already read it. Shhh

First up: Luthite. The material is whitish, often cast to shape with a filler. It seems to generally get coat of something yellowish, not unlike Fullerplast (though maybe just primer, to get paint to bond properly to the plastic); the suggestion has also been floated that this is some sort of "exoskeleton" shell. As with Vibracell (discussed later), "Luthite" refers to both the material & to the forming/casting technique. The patent also covers making necks from Luthite, but I'm unaware that this was ever offered on a commercial guitar.

http://forum.frugalguitarist.co...weird-Ibanez-basses.aspx
http://forum.frugalguitarist.co...ure--Ibanez-EDA-905.aspx
http://forum.frugalguitarist.co...ly-definitive-guide.aspx

Patent documentation for #5,905,219 (1999): http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/...905219&RS=PN/5905219

http://forum.frugalguitarist.co...bow--Curbow4--gen-1.aspx
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