Amara Ebony

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.

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