The Amara Ebony is an exotic and interesting option to make headplates for instruments. This wood has a very high density, so it is highly recommended for the headplates, since it stands quite well the wear they suffer.
Aesthetically, it is a beautiful wood because of the mixture of its reddish, greenish and black colors.
Discover one of the Ebony Asian varieties of with the Amara Ebony headplates for acoustic guitar from Maderas Barber.
BOTANICAL NAME: Diospyros Malabarica.
COMMERCIAL NAMES: Amara Ebony.
DESCRIPTION: Its density is 1100-1300 kg/m3. The sapwood has tones that go from the white to reddish-brown color. It has a dark heartwood with different black tones, with some bright grains and greenish tones. Compared to the Makassar Ebony color, this one is opaquer and less bright.
SUGGESTIONS: It is slightly easier to work than the Makassar Ebony, in spite of that, its durability makes it necessary to use high strength equipment with perfect sharpening.
DRYING: Drying should be done slowly to avoid breakage and deformities.
USES: It is used mainly for the harmonic box, both for sides and backs, due to its acoustic properties.