Black Limba Backs for Classical Guitar, unique and different Backs to satisfy exotic tastes.
The Limba is a timber known as a "super-Mahogany". Regarding the sound is very similar to Mahogany, but with a much better response and with a much sweeter range of media sounds.
Some of the most valuable guitars in history are made of Limba, a super hard and stable wood. Fender has chosen this wood to give a fresh blow to its timeless Telecaster. It was also used to make the Gibson Explorer and Flying V.
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 termites and fungi.
DRYING: The drying rate may vary from fast to normal. It hardly presents risks.
USES: Besides being used in Backs and Sides for Acoustic Guitar and Classic Guitar, it is also used in Necks and Bodies for Electric Guitars.