I'll tell you, the Richlite board, while a little different than ebony, was pretty cool. Smoth, fast, dark, hard, snappy attack. I really liked it. I like it way more than the baked maple.
My man Lexx there said it "looked a little rough" in comparison to the real ebony. That was reasonable. It was definitely smooth, but just not quite as glassy as ebony.
Cool stuff, I have to agree.