I think that Mr. Hoepfinger may want to answer this one, but I am also eager to hear comments by everybody else. I currently own an Ibanez EDA900, and I was wondering if there is anything I should know about the material they used in its construction (fragility, temp. issues, H20 issues?). The material is called "luthite" which is not only embarassing to say, but i can understand that it may be embarassing for those of your profession, and I'm sorry for bringing it up if it is. If there is another name for this material, I would much rather use the proper name. I noticed that under the paint (which seems unusually thick) the material is yellow. Also, is there anything I can do to improve my tone/versatility with this instrument that i couldn't/wouldn't do with a wooden instrument? Do you recommend this material over wood?