Makassar Ebony

Makassar Ebony is a trendy wood. It’s perfect for headplates for its hardness and exuberant aesthetic. The Makassar Ebony gives that exotic touch to your Guitars

In Maderas Barber we take a chance on this special tone wood. Don’t miss our Makassar Ebony headplates for Archtop guitars.

BOTANIC NAME: Diospyros Celebica

COMMON NAMES: Macassar Ebony , Striped Ebony


DESCRIPTION:   Density 1000-1300 Kg/m3 .Heartwood has a striped appearance, somewhat similar to Zebrawood. Yellow to reddish brown body with darker brown or black stripes. Sharply demarcated sapwood is pale gold colour. Grain is usually straight, but can sometimes be interlocked; fine uniform texture and good natural luster. 

RECOMMENDATIONS: Tends to be rather difficult to work, due to its high density, blunting effect on cutters, and its occasionally interlocked grain. Humidity must be controlled during storage. Machining must be sharp.

DRYING: Drying process is slow. Wooden parts can crack or become deformed after drying.

USES: Guitar backs and sides and also fingerboards.

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