Black Limba

Black Limba Backs for Classical Guitar, unique and exotic pieces that will delight the luthiers and guitarists.

The Limba is a medium density wood and its appearance is yellowish brown pale with scattered black lines. With regard to sound, it is very similar to Mahogany but its color is lighter, so it offers more possibilities in translucent finishes.

Anecdotally, it was the wood used by Gibson to build the first guitars Flying V and Explorer in 1957.

Make your instrument something unique with Black Limba Backs for Classical Guitar.


BOTANICAL NAME: Terminalia superba.

TRADE NAMES: Korina, Afara.

ORIGIN: Central and West Africa.

DESCRIPTION: Density of 550/600 kg/m3. The wood color is white slightly pearly cream, which darkens when exposed to light. You may have yellowish areas with blackish streaks. Growth rings are often visible. The fiber can be straight or slightly interlaced. The grain is medium.

RECOMMENDATIONS: It is sensitive to fungi and termites.

DRYING: The drying rate may vary from fast to normal. It hardly presents risks.

USES: Besides being used in Backs and Sides for Classic and Acoustic Guitars, it is also used in Necks and Bodies for Electric Guitars.

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