African Exotic Ebony
Exotic Ebony is a rising wood. It has very similar properties to its sibling: African Ebony. The main difference is that Exotic Ebony offers a more attractive look. Its pattern is not uniform due to its white grains that intertwine with the wood own black colour.
On the other hand, bridges have to hold a great tension due to the chords, and exotic ebony has this necessary resistance for this part of the instrument. Get your Exotic Ebony bridges for acoustic guitar if you’re looking for security and beauty.
BOTANICAL NAME:Diospyros crassiflora Hiern.
ORIGIN: Central and West Africa
DESCRIPTION:1030-1050 kg/m3 density black colored wood. It has a light colour in the sapwood and black in the heartwood. This type has a bigger range od colours, but they are intertwined sometimes. The grain is thin.
SUGGESTIONS: It easily cracks with temperature changes or relative humidity. Resistant to fungus and insects. Saw is easy, but tools need a constant sharpening, while machining and gluing get complicated as it’s a very dense and hard wood. Finishing presents no problems. It can cause eczemas or skin irritation.
DRYING: Drying speed goes from regular to slow. Better with small pieces, so there is not much risk of deformation or distortion as with the bigger ones.
USES: Apart from different fingerboards instruments, it’s also used for wind instruments.