P90 Posted February 15, 2007 Report Share Posted February 15, 2007 OK, Black Micarta is sometimes used as a substitue for ebony in fretboards. So, let me see if I have this right... Micarta = paper-based phenolic Bakelite is also paper-phenolic Garolite XX is also paper-phenolic So far, it seems mostly a matter of brand names, but Micarta = Bakelite = GaroliteXX ??? In fact, if you search for Micarta or Bakelite... on McMaster.com.... it'll send you to Garolite! Right, so far? Googling... the specific gravity of these 3 seems to come up around 1.35-1.4 And the best Ebonies seem to come up (spec gravity) around 1.2-1.4 Also sound about right? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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