If I was to buy this material and use it for inlays, would it still look like MOP if I had to sand the top of it flush with the fretboard? I don't want to buy something like this if it would look yucky after sanding...
Celluloid can be made with different formulas, thicknesses, & layers, (so I'm not sure what you're looking at). ...But it is usually a material that is made to cover or fit. It is not a material you necessarily want to sand,or finish. If you sand it, it would take special 3 step polishes to make it smooth again. (not a good material to sand).
The product is only .075-inch thick and is sold as inlay material. Why would you assume it's not the same stuff from LMII, Stew-Mac or Amazon that can be sanded? I'd assume that after sanding for thickness, it would require sanding to high grits and then polishing to bring back its sheen.
This ad is misleading, this is NOT the material ud by Gibson on the ir Les Pauls etc. this is celluloid, the material used by Gibson and also Fender on the Jazz bass is a cast acrylic resin about 3/16 thick and HARD