I was talking to a friend last night about basses, specifically the Luthite Ergodynes. He knows that I own one and that Im not very satisfied with it. He was telling me about the bass player that his band recently let go - He said that this guy was playing a Luthite Ibanez that was made to look like wood - a fake wood grain bass! He went on to tell me how the guy dropped it during a rehearsal and the bass shattered into pieces when it hit the concrete floor! I do own a Luthite Ibanez.(EDB605), it was my first bass which I bought used from my brother. (I did not know anything about anything at the time) When I started coming to TB.com I was shocked to learn that the only wood on my bass is the fret board, but started to believe that the redeeming quality of this experimental material is that it is strong - it doesn't sound like thats the case. Is anybody a fan of Luthite basses? Can anybody tell me what is good about this material? Does anybody know which Ibanez model has the fake wood grain - Ive got to take a look at one of those (just out of morbid curiosity).