This wood is gaining fans day by day thanks to its great acoustic proprieties and the beautiful figures that we can find in its grain, what makes the difference with other tonewoods.
This wood shares qualities with African Ebony, but the bigger difference is the appearance. Exotic Ebony shows a big contrast between black and white, creating stunning figures.
About the sound, this wood provides brilliant and dynamic tones to our guitar. And its physical proprieties make this wood your best ally against friction and stains.
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BOTANIC NAME: Diospyros crassiflora hiern.
COMMON NAMES: Exotic African Ebony, Exotic Black Ebony.
ORIGIN: Central and Western Africa.
DESCRIPTION: Density 1030-1050 Kg/m3. Sapwood is light colour and hardwood is jet-black. We can find on this specie a wide variety of colours. Grain is usually straight but can also be interlocked. Fine even texture with very high natural luster.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Easy sawing but can be difficult to work. Has a dulling effect on cutters. Tear out may occur on pieces that have interlocked or irregular grain. It can crack easily under changes in temperature or because of humidity. Machining and gluing can be complicated due to its high density. Finishes well. Can cause skin problems.
DRYING: Drying process speed can vary from normal to low speed. Tendency to split.
USES: Musical instruments fingerboards. Wind instruments.