Madagascar Ebony

Madagascar Ebony is very similar to the African Ebony. This Ebony will add a glittering and vibrant touch to your instrument and will be the best ally against frictions and stains. One of the most important characteristic is its strength and aesthetic that’s why Madagascar Ebony is one of the most commonly used wood by the luthiers. It is a highly prized wood.

In Maderas Barber we have Madagascar Ebony fingerboards for Archtop guitars.


BOTANIC NAME: Diospyros perrieri

COMMON NAMES: Madagascar Ebony.

ORIGIN: Madagascar

DESCRIPTION:   Density 1050-1280 Kg/m3. Sapwood is light colour white or yellow and hardwood is jet-black. Sometimes has white streaks. Grain is extremely fine, almost invisible.

RECOMMENDATIONS: Has a dulling effect on cutters and tools must be sharpen frequently. 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.

Resistant to fungi and insects.

DRYING: Drying process speed can vary from normal to low speed. Tendency to split or distort.

USES: Musical instruments fingerboards . Wind instruments.

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