#1
Are there any basses with laminated fretboards apart from Rickenbackers? I've seen one brand being sold on ebay call Fusion Basses, but they seem to only produce 5 strings. I don't want a custom built bass or anything expensive like that, I was hoping that there might just be a production model that has one?
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#2
Im not sure about the lower end fenders but some squires have them, not sure how much that is your type of thing though
#3
Depends on what you mean by laminate.

If you mean like an extra finish on the fretboard like a fretless has then yeah you just have to look around. Both my jazz bass and my new btb have fretboards with a finish.

If you mean laminate in the same sense as laminate flooring then that's just weird.
#4
rickenbacker uses some highly toxic corrosive death finish, but I guess it makes a fretboard impervious to abuse. Idk what other manufacturers use, but I am currently remaking a squier affinity p bass with a rose wood neck, and I am using a 2 in 1 stain and polyurethane finish, which I have let "slip" onto the fretboard to see what comes of it. In time I'll string it up and report back
#5
Roscoe, Zon and some others use "Dymondwood" for some of their fretboards; a wood laminate that is bound together under extremely high pressure to produce a very hard, almost indestructible fretboard. These fretboards are left unfinished (like rosewood or ebony) because they are impervious to string wear. They also come in some very freaky-looking colors.
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#6
it depends what you mean by laminated.

my usa fender jazz has a finish on the maple fretboard that makes it look "shiny" and catches the light.
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#7
Some people make laminated fretboards made of 2 or 3 pieces.

What you're talking about is binding though, not lamination. Incidentally, finishing is something entirely different as well.

Some Fenders are bound, quite a few basses actually. Have a look for bound fretboard rather than laminated and you'll get more results.
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