Black Limba

Black Limba Sides for Acoustic Guitar, exotic Sides for different and unique tastes.

The Limba is a timber known as a "deluxe Mahogany", because its sound is highly similar to Mahogany, but with a sweeter range of media sounds and with a much greater response. The Limba is a warm, resonant and balanced wood. It also produces great clarity, definition and sustain.

As an anecdote, some of the most popular guitars in history are made of this wood, a very hard and stable wood. For example, Fender has chosen Limba to give a breath of fresh air to its timeless Telecaster. Furthermore, the Limba was also used to make guitars as Gibson Explorer and Flying V.

Complete your instrument with Black Limba Sides for Acoustic 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: Limba 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 and Classic Guitars, it is also used in Necks and Bodies for Electric Guitars.

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