Amara Ebony

Amara Ebony headplates are an exotic option for your instrument. It has a high density and beautiful appearance, reddish colours, green and black stripes.

Discover in Maderas Barber this Asian ebony variety and fall in love with the Amara Ebony headplates for Archtop guitar.

BOTANIC NAME: Diospyros Celebica

COMMON NAMES: Amara Ebony

ORIGIN: Asia.

DESCRIPTION:   Density 1100-1300 Kg/m3. Sapwood colour goes from white to reddish brown. Heartwood is dark with different black colours with some bright stripes and green colour. Compare to the Makassar Ebony it is more opaque and less shinny.

RECOMMENDATIONS: Tends to be difficult to work with due to its high density. Blunting effect on cutters. It is slightly easier to work with than the Makasssar Ebony.

DRYING: Drying process must be slow to prevent cracks. Wooden parts can become deformed.

USES: Guitar backs and sides.

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