Asian Ebony

BOTANIC NAME: Diospyros malabarica.
ORIGIN: South East Asia
DESCRIPTION: Density 825 kg/m3. Heartwood is a pale straw colour, with darker black streaks throughout; some pieces may be predominantly black rather than white. Sapwood is a paler white colour, not always clearly defined.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Easy machining, gluing and finished. Generally, works and turns well.
USES: Laminated guitar backs and sides. “Cajones flamencos”