Like every other Ebony type, the Malaysian Blackwood or Green Ebony is a very dense and hard wood, perfect for acoustic guitar fingerboards.
This wood presents a very singular appearance: it has a light green color and its black grains form figures that doesn’t have any other wood.
The fingerboard of a guitar must have a strong resistance to withstand the tension of the strings. However, its acoustic properties are also important, something that Ebony always has.
If you are looking that the fingerboard of your acoustic guitar has a good acoustic and distinction, the Green Ebony is one of the best options. Try its great quality in Maderas Barber.
Additional Malaysian Blackwood information
BOTANICAL NAME: Diospyros Durionoides
COMMERCIAL NAMES: Malaysian Blackwood, Green Ebony
ORIGIN: Central America
DESCRIPTION: Its density is 1000-1300 kg/m3. The sapwood is white and the heartwood is black / dark brown with different shades grains even when they are mainly olive green.
SUGGESTIONS: It is a wood that can produce dermatitis, it is recommended to store at an adequate temperature to prevent breakage.
DRYING: Tjis wood has an unusual quality: if it breaks before it dries, it is possible that the crack closes again, leaving no trace of any defect.
USES: It is used mainly to make backs and sides, but due to its properties, it is also used to make fingerboards, bridges and headplates.