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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 3:00 pm 
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Hi,

My 000 Mahogany kit from Martin came with a Richlite fingerboard and bridge. What is the best way to glue those to the neck or the top respectively?

Is epoxy the way to go? I am not concerned having to remove the fretboard ever in the future. This is my first kit and I guess it won't be my last. :-)

Thanks for sharing your experience and advise.

Kind regards and greetings from Switzerland

Michael

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 3:06 pm 
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actually tite bond original will do fine

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:25 pm 
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I did titebond with the FB and HHG for a richlite bridge on separate instruments; both still rock solid.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:23 am 
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Tank you guys,

I felt a bit insecure. I read somewhere, that Richlite is a phenolic resin/cellulose composite and that phenolic resins are notoriously inert. I did not really fancy the fretboard coming off once I adjust the truss rod....

Thanks for your help. Much appreciated!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:50 am 
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that is what Martin is using so you should be good to go

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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2016 2:59 pm 
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Just to let everyone know, I went with Titebond original as per John's advice.

Thanks for your help

Michael

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