African Ebony has been the most used wood in history to make fingerboards for musical instruments. In addition to its acoustic properties, its rigidity and density have been the main reasons why luthiers from around the world have used this wood for years to make guitar fingerboards. Undoubtedly, African Ebony is one of the most wear resistant woods which is produced by the strings tension and by the blows or frictions that this part of the instrument usually receives.
Maderas Barber is one of the companies with the highest ebony stock in the world, because our sawmill in Africa supplies us with this wood year after year. We are a company committed to the environment and we work towards the wood repopulation in this area.