The Zebrano owes its name to the similarity of its seamed with the Zebra skin. The result is an exotic and striking wood, especially demanded to make instruments that want to be unique and different from the rest.
In addition, its acoustic properties also accompany it. The Zebrano makes a very bright sound with clear and high dynamic tones. Therefore, its tone is very similar to the Hard Maple, but with a slight restriction on the maximum.
The only issue is that it is a rigid wood, so it is a little difficult to work with, but if it is done carefully and correctly, the result will make the process worthwhile. Do not miss the wonderfully balanced sound of Zebrano's backs for acoustic guitar from Maderas Barber.
BOTANICAL NAME: Microberlinia brazzavilensis
COMMERCIAL NAMES: Zingana
ORIGIN: Central Africa
DESCRIPTION: 790 kg/m3 density. The whiteness wood color is cloudy and the heartwood color is light brownish yellow. The grain is a bit intertwined, but occasionally very pronounced. The grain goes from medium to thick to rough.
SUGGESTIONS: Before finish product application, it’s necessary to apply some kind of coat. Saw is considered easy.
DRYING: It’s ahard to dry wood, drying time is slow. It does presents important risks to deformations and little breaks.
USES: Musical instruments, furniture, woodworking and tool handles.