Ovangkol is a wood that’s been used to get an attractive finish as well as a traditional and powerful acoustics for years. This wood offers great high notes like the Maple does, with deep and warm lows like the Idian Rosewood. Besides, it’s rich in harmonics.
This wood is easy to work with, economical and vert beautiful, not forgetting that is a sustainable alternative if we compare it with some other more popular specimens.
BOTANICAL NAME: Guibortia ehie
COMMERCIAL NAMES: Ovengkol
ORIGIN: Central Africa
DESCRIPTION:780-825 kg/m3 density. The sapwood colour is yellowish white, turning into grey when it gets dry and the heartwood is yellowish-brown, sometimes dark grains appear.
SUGGESTIONS: Occasionally, there’ll be areas with off-white deposits that could be removed with hot water.
DRYING: Drying speed goes from regular to slow. It has some risks of deformations.
USES: It’s used for numerous purposes, from furniture to floors and, of course, musical instruments too.