I've heard/read conflicting information about Richlite. Anyone have the straight dope? Can the fingerboard extension be heated off with a lamp and a hump over the body leveled with sandpaper? Bridges removed and glued with what glue?
Thanks for the help guys,
I am very curious what Martin tells warranty shops to do.
I'm certainly not going forward unless or until I hear something that can account for the discrepancy between what I was told and your experiences.
Maybe if Martin could use the Ebony wasted on dead Chinese cellos piling up in my shop this whole thing could be avoided.
After talking to Martin and Alex Glasser who talked to Martin again, I heated off the board with no problem. No where near. 300 was needed. A 250watt heat lamp 8" away for about 4 minutes did the trick.
I plan on posting a full account when the repair is all done so others can go to school on me too.