The Amara Ebony is an exotic wood that has a very high density. It is used mainly in guitar backs, because its high density provides a deep sound and a great volume, which is desired for this part of the instrument.
In general, the Amara Ebony has similar properties to the African Ebony, but it has a different aesthetic, because it is not as homogeneous as the African one.
In Maderas Barber we offer you Amara Ebony backs for high-quality acoustic guitars. Get to discover this exotic wood and its beautiful tones.
BOTANICAL NAME: Diospyros Malabarica
DESCRIPTION: 1100-1300 kg/m3 density. The sapwood hastones that go from white to reddish brown. Heartwood is dark, with different shades of black and some bright lines and green tones.
SUGGESTIONS: It’s slightly easier to work with than Makassar Ebony; still its durability requires very powerful equipment and a perfect sharpening.
DRYING: Drying has to be slow to avoid cracking and deformations.
USES: It’s mainly used for sounding boards, backs and sides due to its acoustic properties.